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WSP investigating shooting at Kettle River Campground

KETTLE FALLS, Wash. - Kettle River shooting

The Washington State Patrol is leading the investigation into why National Park rangers shot a man on a houseboat at the Kettle River Campground last weekend.

The shooting happened Saturday night and included a second man being tased and arrested.

Just after 10 p.m. Saturday, two park rangers approached a houseboat at the campground about a noise complaint.

While on the gang plank, rangers confronted the boat's owner, Michael Sublie, who they said was uncooperative and had been drinking.. Relatives of Sublie say at some point park rangers tased him and arrested him.

Court documents don't say why one of the rangers fired through the boat's sliding glass door, hitting another man inside in the ribs. He was transported by helicopter to the hospital and later released.

Sublie has been charged with interfering with law enforcement and a noise violation, though the Washington State Attorney General's office has the option to press any more charges in this case.