Two charged in weekend shooting of Clearfield man

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CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — New details have emerged in relation to a shooting in Clearfield County that left one man injured on Jan. 16.

Richard Demko Jr., 26, of Northern Cambria, and Anthony Guy, 48, of West Decatur, were arrested Sunday for their involvement in a shooting. According to Clearfield police, a 49-year-old man was shot in his lower left leg on South Second Street.

The 49-year-old reportedly required medical attention following the shooting.

Officers were dispatched to the scene at 9:23 p.m. Saturday and few details were released Monday. Police noted the investigation is ongoing and more charges or arrests may follow.

The victim told police he was rushed by Demko and Guy when he returned home and got out of his vehicle. According to the victim, Demko asked “Where’s the money?” and took a swing at the victim when he refused to acknowledge the question. The victim blocked the punch, which led to the alleged shooting.

The victim told police Guy “freaked out” and asked Demko why he shot the man, who then pulled himself inside his house and shut the door. According to the charges filed, the victim is not sure if either of the suspects had been at a Lawrence Township gas station earlier in the day, where he had won a large sum of money playing the lottery.

In an interview with police, Guy claimed the victim owed him money. Guy told police when he heard the victim won money in the lottery, he went to his home to confront him when someone else ran up behind him and shot the victim.

When Demko was interviewed by police, he claimed he introduced to Guy for the first time on Jan. 16, where Guy allegedly asked him if he “wanted to make some money today.” Demko also told police the two had smoked methamphetamine during the day, according to the charges filed.

Richard Demko Jr.

Demko is facing felony charges of aggravated assault with a firearm, and attempted robbery, while Guy has been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.

Demko was sentenced by a Clearfield County judge in 2014 to four to eight years in state prison after pleading guilty to gun charges stemming from a 2013 incident in Woodward Township where he was caught with a gun. During that time, he served multiple concurrent one-to-two-year drug sentences along with a concurrent 15-month to three-year drug sentence after pleading guilty in a 2013 Lawrence Township drug case.

Demko was released from state prison in July, according to online parole records.

Demko and Guy were arraigned Sunday night and reside in Clearfield County Jail, with bail set at $200,000 cash each. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for January 27.

State police, Lawrence Township police, and Curwensville police assisted in the investigation and anyone with additional information about Saturday’s shooting is to contact Clearfield Borough police at (814) 765-7819.

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