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Dubois Homicide Update

Police are providing new details about what led to a fatal shooting in DuBois Thursday afternoon.

According to the arrest affidavit, 60-year-old Glen “Chet” Johnston shot and killed a man who was allegedly having an affair with his (Johnston’s) wife.

Police say just after 4 p.m. Thursday, officers were dispatched to the area of South Franklin Street, in the city of DuBois, for a report of a man who had been shot in the head.

The Clearfield County coroner’s office later identified the victim as 46-year-old Jude Srock.

Authorities say witnesses identified Johnston as the man who shot Srock, at which time police responded to Johnston’s home to speak with his wife.

Police say while they were at the residence, Johnston called and spoke with his wife, and admitted to shooting Srock.

Authorities say Johnston, who at the time was on his way to his residence, was stopped and taken into custody by state police troopers in the Sykesville area.

Troopers say Johnston admitted to them that he shot Srock because he was having an affair with his wife, the complaint states.

Upon further questioning, police say Johnston explained that he told his wife that he was going to speak with Srock about the affair.

Johnston stated that he pulled into a parking lot near Srock’s residence and grabbed a revolver out of his glove box, the affidavit says.

Johnston then told police that Srock exited his residence, at which time a verbal argument began when Johnston asked if they were going to talk about the affair, investigators say.

Police say Johnston claimed that Srock became “puff chested” during the argument and reportedly stated that “he wasn’t going to talk to a guy that couldn’t take care of his own wife.”

Authorities say Johnston admitted that Srock’s statement angered him, at which time he reportedly pulled his revolver from his pocket.

Police say Johnston alleged that the gun discharged into the ground and Srock reportedly responded by asking, “What are you going to do, shoot me?”

Police say Johnston then admitted to shooting Srock in the head and fleeing the scene.

Investigators also noted that Johnston became emotional after learning that Srock was dead and responded by stating, “I’m a [ expletive] murderer.”

Johnston has been arraigned to the Clearfield County Prison on charges of criminal homicide, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment, according to online court documents.

His bail was denied and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 25.


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