(CBS) – A battalion chief in the Hobart, Ind. fire department has died, less than three weeks after he crashed a minivan into his home.

The Hobart Fire Department says it was just before midnight Saturday when 48-year-old Battalion Chief John Wall died at Loyola Medical Center in Chicago.

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In late November, Wall was arrested and accused of pointing a gun at his wife and then firing it off in another direction.

Wall was on a leave of absence from that when he rammed his minivan into his home on Dec. 10.

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He was burned on his hands and face.

“We were shocked that this whole incident even took place,” Hobart Fire Lt. Brian Kerr said. “He’s going to be sorely missed, and I give out my prayers to his family and his kids.”

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Kerr says Wall’s death was a shock to the fire department.  But he says reports from the hospital were that Wall’s condition was gradually deteriorating.