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Police Positivity with Chief Clark – Incident at Invictus

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Updated 10:35am

DUBOIS — Multiple assault charges have been filed against a Clearfield man following the early Sunday morning shooting at the Invictus multi-recreational facility in DuBois. State Police say 27-year-old Zachery Dodson is facing four counts of aggravated assault, three counts of simple assault, and two counts of terroristic threats. Dodson is currently being held in Jefferson County Jail. Dodson reportedly shot 31-year-old Ani Myrtaj of DuBois in the face as Myrtaj stepped between Dodson and Invictus owner Joe Morrison. Myrtaj is reportedly in stable condition at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh where he underwent surgery for a broken jaw.

DuBois Police Chief Blaine Clark says Dodson had been told to leave Invictus twice by Morrison. During a struggle, Dodson reportedly pulled a gun and pointed it towards Morrison. Even though Morrison was able to grab the gun, it discharged and struck Myrtaj in the face. Reports say that Morrison was able to disarm Dodson and hold him to the ground until the police arrived. Chief Clark noted that DuBois Police were on the scene within 18 seconds of being called. Clark also credited Morrison for acting quickly saying, “I think by the quick intervention of the owner, he definitely saved his life by engaging the guy and probably multiple other people.”


Posted Monday at 6am

DUBOIS — DuBois Police say one man was shot and another man is in jail following an early Sunday morning confrontation at the Invictus multi-recreational facility. According to a published report, the names and identities of the victim and alleged shooter have not yet been released. More details are expected to be made public today. DuBois City Police Chief Blaine Clark confirmed that the alleged shooter is a 27-year-old Clearfield man, and the victim is a 31-year-old DuBois man. According to Clark, the suspect is in the Clearfield County Jail with charges pending. The victim reportedly underwent surgery yesterday and is expected to survive.

 

Listen to Chief Clarks comments from this morning’s Police Positivity interview.

 

 

Chief Clark says the suspected shooter had been told to leave Invictus twice by the owner, Joe Morrison. During a struggle, the suspect reportedly pulled a gun and pointed it towards Morrison. Even though Morrison was able to grab the gun, it discharged and struck the victim in the facial area. Clark said the victim of the shooting was someone who was at Invictus with the suspect, but had tried to step into the middle of the scuffle. Reports say that Morrison was able to disarm the alleged shooter and hold him to the ground until the police arrived. Chief Clark noted that DuBois Police were on the scene within 18 seconds of being called. Clark also credited Morrison for acting quickly saying,  “I think by the quick intervention of the owner, he definitely saved his life by engaging the guy and probably multiple other people.”