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Woman survives due to officer's actions

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LAKE CITY, Minn. (KTTC) -- The family of the Lake City police officer who was shot while responding to a domestic call is asking community members to leave their porch lights on for the next three days, as a sign of support.

32-year old officer Shawn Schneider remains in critical condition.  Police say there were two people inside the house prior to the arrival of the officers. A woman escaped before the officer was shot and she was not harmed, thanks to officer Schneider.

Lake City Police Department Chief Majchrzak says Schneider knew how to handle himself, and how to handle a scene. The preliminary reports show that Schneider assisted the woman to safety by his car, thus putting himself into the precarious position that led to the shooting.

Officer Schneider is being treated at Saint Marys Hospital. His family says he is awake, and has been able to squeeze his wife's hand and even give a thumb's up. But they also say the next three days will be critical to his recovery.

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