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Former Police Officer Pleads Guilty To Shooting

Authorities in Clearfield County say a former police officer has pleaded guilty for his role in a shooting at a DuBois-area business last year.

Officials say Zachery Dodson, who was an off-duty police officer at the time of the shooting, entered a plea Wednesday to charges of aggravated assault, making terroristic threats and reckless endangerment.

Police initially arrested Dodson last February following an altercation and subsequent shooting at the Invictus Bar.

Authorities say, according to the owner, Dodson was reportedly acting “agitated and aggressive” prior to the altercation and was escorted out of the business.

Police say, according to witnesses, the owner and the victim were speaking with one another when Dodson allegedly returned, at which time he reportedly pulled out a gun.

Authorities say the owner attempted to disarm Dodson as the victim again tried to escort him from the building.

Police say a struggle reportedly ensued and the gun fired once, striking the victim in the face.

In March, a judge dismissed some of the charges against Dodson, however, those charges were then refiled a couple months later.

District Attorney Ryan Sayers says Dodson is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 14th.

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