Shooting Victim Released; Continues Recovery
Friday, July 12, 2019

The victim of a June 8 shooting in Defiance has been released from the hospital.

Reports indicate the victim, identified as Becky Clifford, is recovering from several gunshot wounds. Investigators say Clifford was attacked by her neighbor, John Ruark, who then took his own life after the incident. He reportedly lived in an upstairs apartment at the East Second Street location. Clifford lived in the unit below.

Authorities say Ruark entered Clifford’s apartment and shot her. She was unarmed.

The case remains under investigation.


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