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Police: Gunman in deadly Osceola Mills shooting had PFA against him

State police said Tuesday a Clearfield County man who killed his ex-girlfriend and her mother had a protection from abuse order against him. (WJAC)

OSCEOLA MILLS - State police said Tuesday a Clearfield County man who killed his ex-girlfriend and her mother had a protection from abuse order against him.

State police said Cody Bush shot and killed Victoria and Beth Shultz and injured another woman before taking his own life Friday.

Police confirmed around 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Bush was served a PFA. Police said there were no guns in the home to seize.

The investigation into the gun Bush used and where it came from is still ongoing, police said.

About a month before the double-homicide suicide, Victoria had tried ending the relationship but told police Bush was making the split difficult.

According to court documents, Bush admitted to placing a GPS tracking device on Victoria's car.

He was charged with misdemeanor stalking and summary harassment. Court documents show Bush was incarcerated in the Clearfield County Jail on $25,000 bail but posted it later that day.

According to court documents, part of Bush's bail conditions were to have no contact with Victoria.

On Wednesday, two days before the shooting, state police said Bush threatened Victoria and her family.

Court administrators say in order for Bush to have his bail revoked for violating bail conditions, a petition would have had to be filed.

WJAC tried contacting the Clearfield County District Attorney to find out if he had intentions of filing that petition but did not hear back.

The Clearfield County Sheriff's Office confirms Bush did not have a license to carry.

Sheriff Wes Thurston said PFAs can be unsuccessful if the person it's filed against does not comply.

"It's just like any other court order, it's a piece of paper it doesn't necessarily carry any protection with it other than that the person is not readily available at a residence to do harm to someone," Thurston said.

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