Man Charged in Torrey Pines Shooting

Charles Collins was shot by a California State Park Ranger on Dec. 13

By R. Stickney
|  Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012  |  Updated 10:14 AM PDT
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Park Ranger Involved in Torrey Pines Shooting

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Collins, seen here at his hospital arraignment, underwent surgery for an injury to his torso officials said.

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A San Diego man, shot by a California State Park Ranger, was officially charged from his hospital bed Monday.

Charles Collins faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon on an officer and assault with a deadly weapon using a knife in connection with the Dec. 13 incident at Torrey Pines Reserve.

Park rangers were investigating a report of a naked man running through the area when they found Collins living in a tent along the foot trails.

At one point during questioning by rangers, Collins went into his tent and returned holding a knife officials said. The rangers told police Collins advanced in a threatening manner. As a result, one ranger fired his gun officials said.

At the time of his arraignment, Collins was being treated for a gunshot wound. His injuries were described as non-life threatening by officials.

Bail was set at $100,000. He'll be back in court in January.

The reserve is located near the Torrey Pines Golf Course north of La Jolla. 

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