Man shot to death and wife wounded in Mahoning Township, Pa.

Man shot to death and wife wounded in Mahoning Township, Pa.


Mahoning Township Police Chief Jim Morris said he never had any trouble at a house where a former Mahoning County deputy sheriff was shot to death and his wife wounded late Sunday evening.

Morris said Monday afternoon he did not want to comment much on the investigation into the death of 50-year-old Joseph Lupo and the wounding of his wife, Caroline Lupo, also 50, at their 4812 W. Main St. home.

Investigators from the New Castle barracks of the Pennsylvania State Police are handling the investigation. They released a statement Monday morning that said Joseph Lupo was shot in the head and his wife suffered wounds to her stomach and leg during a domestic dispute about 11:15 p.m. Sunday.

Both were taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, where Joseph Lupo died from his injuries, according to the release. A nursing supervisor said no information was being released on Caroline Lupo.

Later in the day, investigators said they would not release any more information because Caroline Lupo is not yet ready to speak to detectives.

Morris said he was a personal friend of Joseph Lupo’s. He said his department had never had any trouble with the Lupos, and that they never had any calls there. Joseph Lupo was on his second marriage.

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