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Samson Lucas Bariah Fussner Obituary, Florida man identified in Yellowstone National Park fatal shooting

Samson Lucas Bariah Fussner Obituary, – The Park County, Wyoming coroner has identified a 28-year-old man from Milton, Florida as the individual who was shot and killed in Yellowstone National Park on July 4th. Samson Lucas Bariah Fussner passed away following an ‘armed altercation’ with at least one Yellowstone National Park ranger, according to Coroner Cody Gortmaker.

Fussner was an employee at the park, and his Xanterra employee ID badge was shared by various Wyoming media outlets, including Cowboy State Daily. Xanterra is a private company that manages concessions in multiple national parks throughout the United States, such as Yellowstone and Glacier.

The FBI is spearheading the investigation into the shooting, which occurred early in the morning on Independence Day. Park officials stated that rangers were responding to reports of an individual making threats with a firearm at Canyon Village.

Rangers arrived at the scene late on the evening of July 3rd, as per a press release from the Yellowstone National Park public affairs office. The situation extended into the early hours of July 4th, resulting in an exchange of gunfire between rangers and the suspect, now identified as Fussner, leading to his death and an injured park ranger.

The injured ranger was transported to a nearby hospital and is reported to be in stable condition. Canyon Village is situated in the central region of Yellowstone National Park and offers various accommodations, including motel rooms, cabins, and over 200 campsites. Many of the lodging, shops, and food services in the vicinity of Canyon Village are operated by Xanterra.

Since 2010, federal law permits the carrying of firearms in national parks. However, firearms are prohibited in National Park Service facilities, which encompass most structures within the park. While firearms are allowed in the park, discharging a weapon is considered illegal. This provision allowing firearms without authorization for use is intended to facilitate travel between towns through the park for lawful firearm owners.

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