Lake City Officer Fatally Wounded 1 Year Ago Wednesday

Updated: 12/20/2012 11:52 AM KSTP.com By: Leslie Dyste

Wednesday marks one year since a 32-year-old Lake City officer was shot and wounded by a Wisconsin gunman.

According to authorities, Lake City police Officer Shawn Schneider died from the gunshot wound eleven days later.

Schneider had responded to a domestic-disturbance call at a Lake City home Dec. 19.

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.

The Associated Press Contributed to this Report.