Skip to main content

WSP investigates shooting at Kettle River Campground

September 16, 2013

*Stock photo

A shooting at Kettle River Campground in Ferry County left one man injured with a gunshot wound and another man in jail, according to Washington State Patrol Detective Ryan Spangler. According to Spangler, the shooting happened when two National Park Service Rangers went to investigate a noise complaint around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday. The incident reportedly happened when two rangers responded to the complaint and they attempted to gain access to a houseboat moored at the campground. An altercation ensued with the houseboat owner Mike Sublie.
Rangers used pepper spray and a taser on Sublie, Spangler said Monday afternoon. One shot from one of the ranger’s firearms was fired.
Several individuals were reportedly on the houseboat at the time of the incident, including Casey Hartinger, 43, of Kettle Falls.
Spangler said that he could not comment on the other occupants in the houseboat, but that Hartinger was hit by one round from the discharged firearm and was transported by Medstar air ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. At press time, Hartinger was reportedly in satisfactory condition.
*Read the full story in this week's Statesman-Examiner newspaper! Start your subscription today by calling 509-684-4567, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Connect to Statesman Examiner

Connect with us on Facebook
Connect with us on Twitter

Regional at Mt. Spokane Second-ranked Republic High (23-0) built an early lead and coasted late in...
Indians will play Zillah After absorbing a drubbing at the hands of third-ranked Lakeside in the...
Freeman wins title Colville High crowned three champions and advanced five wrestlers to the finals...


Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes