Suspect in shooting of Lake City police officer found dead after day-long standoff

The man who allegedly shot Lake City police officer Shawn Schneider was found dead after an all-day standoff with law enforcement authorities. Schneider was critically wounded while responding to a domestic disturbance at a Lake City home Monday morning. Police, SWAT team members and other authorities surrounded the home through the day. When they entered the home they found the body of the suspect, Alan Sylte, Jr.
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The man who allegedly shot Lake City police officer Shawn Schneider was found dead after an all-day standoff with law enforcement authorities. Schneider was critically wounded while responding to a domestic disturbance at a Lake City home Monday morning. Police, SWAT team members and other authorities surrounded the home through the day. When they entered the home they found the body of the suspect, Alan Sylte, Jr.

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