Crime

Suspect in double homicide was facing previous charges

State troopers responded early Friday morning to a residence along Curtin Street in Osceola Mills, where they say Cody Bush shot and killed Victoria and Beth Schultz, and injured Jessica Schultz. Bush died later that day of a self-inflicted gunshot.
State troopers responded early Friday morning to a residence along Curtin Street in Osceola Mills, where they say Cody Bush shot and killed Victoria and Beth Schultz, and injured Jessica Schultz. Bush died later that day of a self-inflicted gunshot. jhartley@centredaily.com

An Osceola Mills man who reportedly perpetrated a double murder-suicide Friday was facing charges in two prior incidents.

Cody Bush, 26, shot and killed Victoria Schultz, 21, and Beth Schultz, 47, both of Osceola Mills, at about 7:35 a.m. at 608 Curtin St., according to a report from state police at Clearfield.

Jessica Schultz, 25, was also shot and transported to UPMC Altoona for treatment, police said.

According to police, Bush fled the scene and was later found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound near Coal Run Road and state Route 53.

Clearfield County District Attorney William Shaw Jr. told the Clearfield Progress that it was a domestic incident — Victoria Schultz was Bush’s ex-girlfriend.

And state police had been to the house earlier in the week.

On Wednesday, state police investigated a harassment that occurred at about 7:15 a.m., according to a police report.

The suspect — listed as a 26-year-old man, presumably Bush — threatened to harm the victim — listed as a 22-year-old woman, presumably Victoria Schultz — and her family, the report said.

Police said charges had been filed; though, they weren’t available online Saturday.

In addition, Bush was charged with misdemeanor stalking and summary harassment after an Oct. 29 incident in Osceola Mills, according to court documents.

Court documents show that Bush’s preliminary arraignment was held Nov. 1, and he was incarcerated in Clearfield County Jail on $25,000 monetary bail.

He posted bail later that day and was released, according to court documents.

Sarah Rafacz: 814-231-4619, @SarahRafacz

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