Person of Interest Named in Ranger Shooting

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

MOAB, Utah (AP) -- The sheriff hunting a gunman who critically wounded a Utah park ranger has named a person of interest in the case.

Grand County Sheriff Jim Nyland said late Sunday night that he was seeking to question 40-year-old Lance Leeroy Arellano.

Nyland says in a release that the Sanpete County resident has been identified as "possibly being involved in the shooting" of 34-year-old Brody Young outside of Moab Friday night. Young remains in critical condition.

It says Arellano is the owner of a 1999 silver Pontiac Grand Am that authorities suspect was used in the shooting.

The release says Arellano may be armed, dangerous and seeking medical help.

More than 160 law officers have been hunting the gunman who may be injured for the past two days in a rugged canyon 20 miles southwest of Moab. No arrests have been made.

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