PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — State Police are not saying a lot about this shooting involving a man and his wife and are not likely to release more information until they can interview Caroline Lupo who is recovering from surgery.
Sirens roused the neighborhood as State Police rolled up to a well-kept duplex on West Main Street Sunday, before midnight.
Joseph Lupo, 50, was dead of a single gunshot to the head. His wife Caroline, also 50, was shot in the abdomen and leg.
His mother lives next door.
“He shot his wife and he shot himself,” she said.
Joseph Lupo was a Mahoning County Sheriff’s Deputy in Youngstown until eight years ago when he went on disability.
His sister says it has not been easy for him.
“He had a lot of health, physical problems, yeah, depression,” she said.
“We had gone to school together, and I know his wife, Carol, wonderful girl,” friend Joseph Nestasie said.
The couple had lived in Florida, but returned home to help care for Joseph ‘s father before he died recently.
Police listed a ‘domestic dispute’ as what set off the shooting.
“I’m sorry, but I find that hard to believe,” Nestasie said. “I saw nothing wrong, because I’ve been here a number of times visiting – the interaction was normal.”