Report shows Monroe man shot by NJ park ranger died from gun shot complications
A preliminary report from the Bergen County medical examiner shows that a Monroe Ramapough Native American died from complications directly related to his gun shot wounds.
Emil Mann, 44, was shot in the leg and chest by New Jersey Park Ranger Chad Walder during an altercation in Ringwood State Park nine days ago. According to officials, about two dozen members of the Ramapough Lenape Indian Tribe were having a cookout and illegally riding ATVs when fighting broke out. Mann's cousin was arrested and charged with assault for allegedly trying to attack two of the rangers. Tribe members say Emil Mann was trying to stop the altercation between his cousin, cousin?s daughter and the park rangers when he was shot.
Bergen County prosecutors don't believe the shooting death and the dispute with the park ranger were related. The prosecutor's office says the fatal shooting of Mann will likely will be taken to the grand jury. If the jury decides the shooting was not justified Walder could face homicide charges.
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