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Plum Township man murdered, girlfriend in custody

Submitted Wed, 03/05/2014 - 4:04pm by Andy Alm

PLUM TWP. -- A Venango County woman is in police custody after a domestic dispute that ended in the death of her boyfriend. Lloyd "Buddy" Shontz was found close to death when police arrived at a Wallaceville Road residence late Tuesday night. He died on the scene. Accused in Shontz's murder is 39-year-old Tina Louise Shaffer.

The 911 caller was an adult male, the son Shaffer. According to Stae Police information, at some point in the altercation, Shontz handed Schaffer the weapon. Shaffer then fired one round into her boyfriend's chest.

Shaffer is in police custody and has been charged with a single count of criminal homicide. She was placed in the Venango County Jail without bond. An autopsy was scheduled this morning.

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