Ranger fatally shot in Mt. Rainier National Park

A Mount Rainier National Park ranger died in a shooting Sunday following a routine traffic stop, and authorities closed the 368-square-mile park in Washington state as they searched for the armed gunman, a park

Officials said Barnes is a person of interest in the fatal shooting of a park ranger at Mount Rainier National Park, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 in Washington State. AP In this photo provided by the Pierce County Sheriff's Dept., Benjamin Colton Barnes,

A Mount Rainier National Park ranger died in a shooting Sunday following a routine traffic stop, and authorities closed the 368-square-mile park in Washington state as they searched for the armed gunman, a park

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A 34-year-old park ranger and mother of two was shot and killed this morning at Mount Rainier National Park. The suspect remains on the loose, and authorities have identified a 24-year-old man as a "strong person of interest." The park remains closed.