GANT: Hyde Shooting Suspect in Custody

HYDE, Pa. (GANT) – The suspect in Thursday’s deadly shooting in Hyde is in police custody following a nearly 24-hour manhunt, said Clearfield County District Attorney Ryan Sayers on Friday afternoon.

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Authorities say that Anthony Grant Boone, 36, of Howard shot a female approximately three or four times, killing her in the 2100 block of Legion Road.

Boone is being charged by Sgt. Julie Curry of the Lawrence Township police with criminal homicide, aggravated assault and related offenses.

The shooting was reported to police at 3:20 p.m., according to the affidavit of probable cause filed with the office of Magisterial District Judge Mike Morris.

Multiple calls were also received by the Clearfield County 911 Center, which advised the male suspect had fled the scene in a vehicle towards Village Road.

Officer Levi Olson was the first to arrive on-scene, and found the victim slouched over a swing in the backyard. He attempted life-saving efforts with assistance from a civilian.

However, the victim was later pronounced dead by Chief Deputy Coroner Gill Stevenson and the scene was secured by Olson and Officer Nick Kovalick.

A witness told police she was seated in front of the garage when she heard a scream and saw a male with a large firearm. She said he aimed the firearm at the victim, and started firing.

She said Boone was the victim’s estranged boyfriend and father of her youngest child, and there was an active Protection from Abuse (PFA) order in place.

The witness said she also saw a text-message conversation between Boone and the victim in which he allegedly stated: “When I find you, I will [expletive] kill you.”

In the affidavit, Curry noted that the victim previously resided with Boone but had moved out two to three months ago due to a “history of abuse.”

A second witness said she heard three or four gunshots, ran out of the residence and saw a station wagon type of vehicle back out of the grassy area between the residence and a line of shrubbery.

Prayer Vigil

The community is also invited to a prayer vigil at 6 p.m. Friday in the parking lot of the Centre Grove United Methodist Church. The church is located 1100 Village Rd., Clearfield.

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