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Breakup, 282 text messages to ex-girlfriend before shooting in Lake City

The Star Tribune takes a look at the emotional turmoil that preceded a domestic call in Lake City that left a police officer in critical condition. Alan Sylte's 17-year-old girlfriend apparently broke up with him last week. The two then fought in her parent's home before Sylte shot a police officer called to the scene.
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The Star Tribune takes a look at the emotional turmoil that preceded a domestic call in Lake City that left a police officer in critical condition. Alan Sylte's 17-year-old girlfriend apparently broke up with him last week. The two then fought in her parent's home before Sylte shot a police officer called to the scene.

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