Lake City police officer Shawn Schneider dies

11:13 PM, Dec 30, 2011   |    comments
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Photo courtesy Lake City Police Chief Gary Majchrzak

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Shawn Schneider, the Lake City police officer who was shot in the head responding to a domestic call, died at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester Friday night.

The Mayo Clinic issued the following statement:

"We are very sorry to report that Officer Shawn Schneider of the Lake City Police Department died earlier this evening in Saint Marys Hospital at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The family thanks everyone for their overwhelming support and well wishes during this difficult time."

On Monday, Dec. 19, Lake City police responded to a domestic disturbance call when Schneider was shot in the head.

After a daylong standoff with the suspected shooter, Alan John Sylte Jr., officers found the 25-year-old Sylte dead inside the home.

Schneider was transported to St. Marys in Rochester where he remained in critical condition until Friday night.

The Wabasha County sheriff's office says Schneider died at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Schneider was a nine-year veteran of the Lake City police department.

He was 32 years old. He leaves behind a wife and three young children.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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