Metropark rangers involved in fatal shooting now back at work: I-Team

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CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Metropark Rangers involved  in a deadly shooting in December are back at work.

Rick Haase, a spokesman for the Metroparks, said the two rangers returned to duty last week.

One is back on the road and the other is completing an administrative transitional assignment.  A spokesman would not specify which ranger.

Chelsea McLellan, 27, was shot in her bulletproof vest by the suspect, and Kyle Schultz, 24, was injured by flying  glass, the Metroparks rangers said. McLellan has been with the rangers for 38 months, while Schultz has been with the Cleveland Metroparks for 17 months.

The suspect, identified as Derek Stokes, 33, was shot and killed. Officials said he was arrested on a felony warrant and had prior felony convictions.

Stokes was being brought to the jail by the rangers when he somehow fired a gun at McLellan. The two rangers returned fire.

The case remains under investigation.

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