A man who allegedly exchanged shots with a park ranger in Rocky Mountain National Park faces additional charges in connection to the Dec. 8 incident.
Daron Marquel Ellis appeared in U.S. District Court in Denver on Monday and was charged with assault on a federal officer by use of a deadly weapon, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Colorado.
Ellis also faces charges brought by the Larimer County District Attorney’s Office for alleged criminal acts committed prior to the shooting and outside the park boundaries, according to the DA’s office. The defendant is also charged with aggravated motor vehicle theft and vehicular eluding, both felonies, and use of fictitious license plates, a traffic misdemeanor.
A park ranger was shot during the incident, but a ballistic vest prevented serious injury.
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