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Man who Shot Minn. Cop In Head Found Dead

December 19, 2011  | 

A Lake City (Minn.) Police officer responding to a call of a domestic disturbance at about 8:30 a.m. today was shot in the head and currently in critical condition.

Officers responded to a house in the 600 block of Lyons Avenue near Highway 63 in the southeastern Minnesota community, after a woman called 911, reports the Pioneer Press.

Authorities believe officer Shawn Schneider, a nine-year veteran of the agency, was shot by 25-year-old Alan J. Sylte Jr. of Hager City, Wis.

Earlier today, the Minnesota State Patrol's Special Response Team (SRT) surrounded the home where Sytle was hiding. Sytle was later found dead in the home, reports KARE-TV.

Tags: Officer Down, Minnesota State Patrol, Lake City (Minn.) PD, Domestic Disputes


Comments (18)

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Rod Gregg @ 12/19/2011 6:33 PM

Our prayers are with Officer Schneider and his family. Happy to know no other officers were injured by Sylte in his final standoff.

Carl Mulder @ 12/19/2011 7:25 PM

Shawn praying for a fast recovery for you and strength for your family. May god grant you strength

Max Opdahl @ 12/19/2011 8:26 PM

Blaine, MN's police department is praying for a speedy recovery for officer Schneider. I pray for his strength to pull through the struggles that lay ahead.

Robert Michaels @ 12/19/2011 8:46 PM

Serve & Protect is praying for Officer Schneider, his family, and brothers and sisters on the job. Happy to hear the team had success in ending the incident.

TONY V. @ 12/19/2011 9:23 PM

good!! a cop shooter dead. saves us tax money for a trial & to feed & house him.

m turnbow @ 12/20/2011 1:58 PM

Praying for you brother. Don't let the bastard win.

John @ 12/20/2011 2:24 PM

It always brightens my day when another Adam Henry like Alan J. Sylte Jr. takes the coward's way out--good riddance! My prayers go out to officer Schneider and his family. May Jesus cradle you all in his loving arms.

J. Cartwright @ 12/20/2011 2:25 PM

The officers and staff of the IPFW Police Department, Ft. Wayne Indiana are keeping Officer Schneider and his family in our thoughts and prayers.

cruz @ 12/20/2011 5:36 PM

Prayers are with you Officer Schneider. May God bless you and your family. Were pulling for u here in Texas

Association of Orange Cou @ 12/20/2011 7:47 PM

Orange County (California) Sheriff's Department is standing with our brother. Our prayers are with Officer Schneider and his family. Put out the call and the need!

R Gregory @ 12/21/2011 4:35 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with the officer and his family during this most trying time. The Lake Mary Police Department (FL.) is standing with our fallen brother.

MBA @ 12/21/2011 5:33 AM

Officer Schneider, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God Bless you and your family during the recovery. New Hampton PD, IA are there for you..

Jeff Ketner @ 12/21/2011 9:43 AM

My department will think of you each day and keep you in our prayers.

Brian @ 12/21/2011 9:53 AM

NDW POLICE (NSA ANNAPOLIS) standing in support of our brother,God please grant he and his family the strength to pull through and your healing hand upon him. Amen.

Jimmy Macon @ 12/21/2011 6:41 PM

I SSgt Macon and the Niceville Police Department is also standing very firm with the rest of our brothering with prayers for Officer Schneider, his family and his department. May God Bless you all.

CM @ 12/22/2011 12:43 PM

The Fairfax County Police Department (VA) is praying for Officer Schneider and for his family. We hope he has a speedy recovery!

Thomas J. Nelson @ 12/22/2011 7:48 PM

Who says there is no good news any more one dead cop killer.now family of the cop killer you need to feel pain your piece of shit low life son is dead hope it hurts and every time you see a patrol car your wounds open up again .My heart felt prayers go out to Minn PD and to the officers family GOD BLESS You

shibby95 @ 12/23/2011 2:55 PM

Wishing you a speedy and full recovery....... isn't it time that someone created a light weight, bullet resistent/proof patrol type helmet?

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