Thursday, July 28, 2005

Oregon Ranger Shoots Club-Wielding Camper

A camper brandished a club and threatened to kill two park rangers, then was shot dead by one of them, a park spokesman said Thursday.

When the rangers tried to talk to the man, he became increasingly hostile and wandered around the campsite despite orders to stay still.

When the man came within 10 feet of one of the rangers, the ranger used pepper spray, but the man didn't stop, and the second ranger shot him twice.

The man, whose name was withheld pending notification of next of kin, was pronounced dead on the scene.

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