January 2nd, 2012
04:14 AM ET

Authorities identify 'person of interest' in park ranger's shooting

A massive manhunt was under way early Monday for a man wanted for questioning in the shooting death of a park ranger and a shooting  that left four injured in  Washington state.
Federal and local authorities described Benjamin Colton Barnes, 24, as a "person of interest" in the shooting of park ranger Margaret Anderson at Mount Rainier National Park on New Year's Day.
He is believed to be heavily armed and wearing body armor, according to authorities who scoured the rough park terrain looking for him.
"This is probably somebody who is experienced with the outdoors," Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer told CNN affiliates KOMO and KIRO of Seattle.
Barnes is also wanted in connection with a shooting Sunday in the Seattle suburb of Skyway that left four people wounded, the affiliates reported, citing the King County Sheriff's Department.

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  1. gung hoe

    If hes in the park,hes got to be a rambo wanntabe.That park this time of year is not a great place to be outside,its either snowing or constantly raining

    January 2, 2012 at 4:27 am | Report abuse |
  2. rooney

    I don't think this will end well. This guy seems like a "won't be taken alive" type. He's already wanted for two murders, one a law enforcement officer. He has nothing to lose.

    January 2, 2012 at 6:49 am | Report abuse |
  3. .com cop

    Ya seen a picture of him hes a wanttabe rambo

    January 2, 2012 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |