Monday, November 22, 2010

Update On Shooting Of Utah State Park Ranger

According to the National Park Service's Washington Office, Park Rangers from Canyonlands and Arches National Parks are participating in the search for a suspect who shot Utah State Park Ranger Brody Young.  They are searching for a suspect believed to be wounded in the shoot out with Young.

A person of interest has been named in the investigation.  According to 13 Action News from Las Vegas:

Lance Leeroy Arellano, 40, was identified as "possibly being involved in the shooting" of Brody Young outside of Moab, the Grand County Sheriff's Department said in a statement late Sunday night. 

Brody Young remains hospitalized in stable condition.

For more news coverage go to:

From the National Park Service Morning Report for November 22:

Canyonlands NP
Major Search In Progress For Man Who Shot State Ranger

Rangers from Canyonlands NP and Arches NP are involved in the massive
search for the man who shot Utah state park ranger Brody Young on Friday
evening. Young, 34, stopped a Pontiac Grand Am at the Poison Spider Mesa
trailhead in Dead Horse Point State Park, located near Canyonlands, and
contacted the driver, believed to be 40-year-old Lance Leeroy Arellano, a
man with a criminal history that includes assault, drug possession and
theft. Young was shot at least three times – in the arm, leg and stomach –
but was able to radio for help. He is currently hospitalized and in
critical condition. The shooter is believed to still be in the area and is
the subject of a search that at last report involved 234 people from 28
agencies. NPS rangers are assisting in confining the area and in searching
stretches along the Colorado River. For additional details, click on the
link below to a current KSL News story that also has images of the ranger
and the suspect. [KSL News report; Denny Ziemann, Chief Ranger]

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