GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A man killed in a shootout with Bureau of Land Management officers in western Colorado killed two people and wounded five others at a bar in Colorado Springs 25 years ago.
The Mesa County Coroner’s Office said Tuesday that 67-year-old Eugene Herbert Baylis died of multiple gunshot wounds.READ MORE: Hay Fire In Parker Consumes Haunted House
The Gazette reports that he was acquitted in the 1993 shootings after his attorneys argued he fired in self-defense after a motorcycle gang member shot him in the face earlier with a pellet gun.READ MORE: Colorado Weather: Fire Danger Ahead Of Next Storm System
Authorities say two BLM rangers were checking on a van parked on BLM property near Grand Junction Sunday when Baylis fired at officers, hitting one in his protective vest. The other officer returned fire, killing Baylis.
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