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Wed Jul 8, 2020, 04:51 AM

Teen survives 30 hours in US wilderness, hiding from gunman who killed father

Source: Associated Press

4:36pm Jul 8, 2020

A 15-year-old boy hid for more than 30 hours in a US forest after a gunman killed his father during an Independence Day trip.

Two others were allegedly injured by the suspect, who was arrested on Saturday after a chase. His name wasn't immediately released.

Dr Ari Gershman of Danville, California was shot Friday while off-roading in a new four-wheel drive Jeep with his son, Jack, in the Sierra County wilderness.

Jack fled and called police to say he was lost, according to the Sierra County Sheriff's Office.

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The same man is believed to have shot two other people during a separate attack in the same area on Friday, and they were hospitalised with non-life threatening injuries, the Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post.

Read more: https://www.9news.com.au/world/boy-15-survives-hiding-from-gunman-who-killed-his-father-in-sierra-wilderness-us-news/65ff2313-94ec-4c34-b464-de8445c6d821







Ari Gershman, with his wife and three kids in this family photo, was shot to death Friday while on an off-roading trip with his son.
Photo: Photos courtesy of Marlo Meyers-Barer

‘Dad’s been shot’: Harrowing story of a Danville family’s tragic off-roading trip
Photo of Matthias Gafni

Matthias Gafni July 7, 2020 Updated: July 7, 2020 11:12 p.m.

Ari Gershman took his 15-year-old son Jack on a popular off-roading trail near Poker Flat in the Sierra on Friday, excited to drive the red Jeep Rubicon he had bought the day before.

The novices were on trails they had only read about in the remote Tahoe National Forest when they pulled over at a fork, unsure which way they should go. A man driving an ATV pulled up behind the pair and Gershman asked for directions, according to his cousin, Marlo Meyers-Barer, who spoke to The Chronicle and shared details on social media.

“The man out of nowhere started shooting at the Jeep,” Meyers-Barer wrote. “Ari stepped on the gas to get out of harms way, but one of the shots ripped through the seat and hit him. He was able to get the Jeep stopped so Jack was able to run into the forest to hide.”

The 45-year-old Danville doctor died at the scene and his son spent 30 hours alone and lost in the dense woods, drinking from a stream, wearing only shorts and a T-shirt and covered in bug bites and scratches, before he was rescued. The alleged gunman was arrested shortly after Jack was found, following a police chase on his ATV. Moments before shooting Gershman, the man also allegedly shot and injured two other people nearby who survived, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

More:
https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Dad-s-been-shot-Harrowing-story-of-a-15392428.php

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OROVILLE MAN ARRESTED FOR SIERRA COUNTY SHOOTING

The Sierra County Sheriff's Office said it has arrested one man for the shooting that left one man dead.

Posted: Jul 4, 2020 12:47 PM
Updated: Jul 7, 2020 11:24 PM
Posted By: Elita Goyer



UPDATE: 10:51 p.m., Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - Sierra County officials say they arrested an Oroville man for the shooting that left one man dead and his son lost in the woods for 24-hours.

Officials say the missing juvenile was the 15-year-old son of Doctor Ari Gershman of Danville. According to officials, the son told dispatch he and his father were driving down a dirt road when 40-year-old John Conway shot his father.

The 15-year-old fled into the forest to escape so he could call for help.

While looking for the 15-year-old, officials say they found Gershman and his vehicle. The next day on the fourth, officials say they found the son, safe and in good physical condition.

Shortly after officers found the son, Conway approached two officers on his utility terrain vehicle, more commonly known as a side-by-side. Officials say he tried to run the two officers over before fleeing south where another officer was staged. The two ultimately collided.

More:
https://www.actionnewsnow.com/content/news/Sierra-Co-officials-investigating-homicide-still-looking-for-suspect-571629881.html

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Judi Lynn Jul 8 OP
soothsayer Jul 8 #1
LisaL Jul 8 #10
Pachamama Jul 8 #2
Miguelito Loveless Jul 8 #9
llashram Jul 8 #11
a la izquierda Jul 8 #3
Cha Jul 8 #4
NBachers Jul 8 #5
Evolve Dammit Jul 8 #6
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 05:09 AM

1. I wonder why

If there is a why.

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 10:26 AM

10. Apparently a random act of violence, per the article.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 05:36 AM

2. Senseless and pure evil

A human being shot and killed in cold blood and a doctor committed to saving lives no less...



His poor son...how traumatized he must be to have seen his father die and then to be alone like that and afraid and fearing for his own life...

I am opposed to the death penalty, but I confess in moments like this, I think the appropriate punishment would be to let him run through the wilderness cold and thirsty and hungry and being shot at and hunted by his own weapon....

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 10:19 AM

9. Absent an organic defect

someone broke this man a long time ago. Someone damaged him and turned him into a monster.

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 11:00 AM

11. yeah, yeah, yeah

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 06:40 AM

3. Goddamn it, I want off this planet.

What the FUCK is the matter with people? It's a rhetorical question. I study the history of human awfulness for a living, and I know there's no answer.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 07:06 AM

4. GD piece of Evil Shit.. I'm so

sorry for the unbearable heartbreak the Gershman family has to endure now.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 07:15 AM

5. A shining star of a man, dedicated to humanity, murdered; a loving family grieves; an evil man lives

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 08:27 AM

6. senseless and tragic. I cannot imagine the family pain

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 08:35 AM

7. Killer has been wanted for 10 months for vandalism, battery, making terrorist threats


The Butte County Sheriff’s Office is seeking John Thomas Conway for a felony warrant charging him with vandalism, battery and two counts of making terrorist threats.
https://www.chicoer.com/2019/08/09/butte-countys-most-wanted-67/

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 08:43 AM

8. Seems like a totally senseless murder.

My sympathies to the family.

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