Sunday, December 25, 2011

Minn. cop shot in head still in critical condition

LAKE CITY, Minn. (AP) -- A Minnesota officer whom authorities say was shot and wounded by a Wisconsin gunman remains in critical condition.

A Mayo Hospital spokesman provided an update Saturday about Lake City police Officer Shawn Schneider. The 32-year-old husband has been in critical condition since Monday's shooting.

Schneider had responded to a domestic-disturbance call at a Lake City home. That's where authorities say 25-year-old Alan Sylte Jr. of Hager City, Wis., shot Schneider in the head and then took his own life.

A 17-year-old girl who escaped from the house told police she had broken up with Sylte the previous week after he became violent.

A Wisconsin National Guard spokeswoman says Sylte was an Iraq war veteran who was in the process of being discharged for failing to report to duty.


Minn. cop shot in head still in critical condition

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