Mount Rainier hearing on ranger’s killing



MOUNT RAINIER, Wash. (AP) — A National Park Service board convenes Tuesday at Mount Rainier to review the killing of Ranger Margaret Anderson.

The head of the five-member board, Jon Pierce, told The News Tribune ( ) the purpose of the hearing is to determine what happened and what changes could be made to prevent it from happening again.

Anderson was shot Jan. 1 as she tried to stop a man who drove through a tire chain checkpoint near Longmire.

The 24-year-old man, Benjamin Colton Barnes, was a suspected in a shooting early New Year’s Day in Seattle. His body was found the next day about a mile away in the snow. He drowned in a creek while affected by hypothermia.


Information from: The News Tribune,