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(credit: Lake City Police Department)

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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.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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