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LAKE CITY, Minn. (WCCO/AP) — Agents from the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are back in Lake City Tuesday investigating the shooting of a police officer.

Bureau spokeswoman Jill Oliveira says investigators are interviewing witnesses and are collecting evidence at the home where the suspected shooter was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

On Tuesday night, a candlelight vigil was held outside the medical center’s St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, where Mayo Clinic spokesman Joe Dangor says Shawn Schneider remains in critical condition.

The 32-year-old Lake City officer was shot in the head and neck Monday after responding to a domestic call at the house. Police say Schneider is a married father of three children.

Authorities identified the shooter as 25-year-old Alan Sylte Jr. of Hager City, Wis.

A fund has been set up to help Officer Schneider’s family. Donations can be sent to:

Shawn Schneider Fund
Alliance Bank
105 E. Lyon Avenue
Lake City, MN 55041

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