Police: Osceola Mills man killed two

Third person injured; DA says shooter found dead with self-inflicted gunshot wound

A Clearfield County man killed two women and injured a third at a residence on Curtin Street in Osceola Mills on Friday, then killed himself shortly afterward as police investigated.

The shooter, Cody Bush of Osceola Mills, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Clearfield County District Attorney William A. Shaw Jr. The victims are reportedly Bush’s girlfriend, Victoria Schultz, 22, and her mother, Beth Schultz, 47.

The third person shot, Jessica Schultz, 25, was undergoing treatment for injuries Friday evening at UPMC Altoona.

The initial shooting was at 608 Curtin St. Bush then fled in a vehicle and was later found deceased, according to a release from state police at Clearfield.

The Associated Press reported that state police were called to a home to investigate a domestic incident involving gunshots about 7:40 a.m. in Osceola Mills. They found the bodies there.

Bush, 26, whose birthday would have been on Tuesday, had apparently been charged with harassment twice in less than a month.

Most recently, a Clearfield state police report states a 26-year-old white male was charged with harassment for an incident Wednesday at 608 Curtin St., where the shooting occurred Friday. The victim in that report was a 22-year-old female.

Bush had been out on bail since Nov. 1, on charges of stalking and harassment from an Oct. 29 incident, online public court documents show. Magisterial District Justice James Hawkins set his bail at $25,000 cash. Bush’s family secured his bail and his release from jail through Liberty Bail Bonds, a DuBois surety company. Bondsman Frank Thomas said Friday that he met Bush at the jail for about 15 minutes. He remembers Bush and the story behind the charges was that Bush “couldn’t stay away from her,” Thomas said.

“I’m surprised. He seemed like a decent guy,” Thomas said about the news of the murder.

Bail for domestic charges are frequent, he said, having just returned from one Friday morning.

“Anymore, in the bail business, it’s drugs or domestics. I just did a domestic this morning,” Thomas said.

“I’m sorry for the girl,” he said.

Thomas said Bush’s uncle and father bailed him out.

“I only met them briefly. I’m sorry for his uncle and father. They were decent people,” Thomas said.

Prior to his current role as bondsman, Thomas, 70, was a state police trooper for 25 years.

“If they show signs, I turn them down (as clients through the bail agency). And the county has guys who check them out, too. I was a state policeman for 25 years. He didn’t give any indicators that led me to believe he was a risk,” Thomas said. “Domestics are tough anymore; that’s the reason bail is so high,” he said.

Mirror Staff Writer Russ O’Reilly is at 946-7435. Mirror contributors Julie Rae Rickard and Phil Ray assisted in this report.


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