Fillmore Man Shot by Acquaintance

Tom Brown, 65, of Fillmore, was shot on Tuesday, September 6, while camping in Owens Valley, Mono County. A suspect, Deric Beach, 71, of Bishop, was detained and hospitalized, suffering from alcohol withdrawals, and injuries when captured by a police K9. Brown was shot in the shoulder/chest area and transported by Mono County medics to Bridgeport, then air-lifted to Renown Hospital, Reno. Condition was serious at the time of the incident, unknown at press time. Brown and Beach were acquainted prior to the shooting, which took place at 3am. Beach was scheduled to be arraigned on Monday, September 12th.