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‘Active shooter’ identified, jailed

‘Active shooter’identified, jailed

RENOVO – State police have identified and charged the “active shooter” who fired shots throughout the borough of Renovo Tuesday morning, causing police to issue a shelter in place advisory for residents.

Gene Eaton, 44, of Renovo, has been charged with Discharge of a Firearm into Occupied Structure and Firearms Not to be Carried without a License, both felony 3 charges, and misdemeanor charges of recklessly endangering another person, criminal mischief and resisting arrest.

Eaton was arraigned before Dist. Judge Frank Mills who set bail at $350,000. Unable to post bail, Eaton was transported to the Clinton County Correctional Facility.

Tuesday’s incident began at about 7:50 a.m. when multiple state and local police responded to reports of a white male firing a handgun in the street of Renovo.

Area residents were advised to shelter in place and schools were locked down.

At about 8:30 a.m. the actor was taken into custody and an “all clear: was sounded.

There were no injuries, police said.

State police said the investigation is ongoing and further details will be forthcoming as the investigation develops.

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