Updated: Mar 28, 2022
When a New Year’s Eve party near Seattle, Washington transformed into a shootout, one of the gunmen fled the area after retrieving multiple firearms from his home. The man started driving, ending up high in the Cascade Mountain Range, where he then fled into the wilds after shooting a park ranger. A massive, unrelenting manhunt unfolded over the next 24 hours, with hundreds of searchers tracking snowy foot impressions and following the shooter’s trail through chest-deep snow, icy creeks, and the looming danger of an unstable man with his back against a mountain. Today, I’ll be talking about Benjamin Barnes and his day in Paradise.
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