Husband Dead, Wife Injured in Shooting

Joseph and Caroline Lupo

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The Hillsville husband and wife shot on Sunday, leaving a former Mahoning County Sheriff’s deputy dead and his wife, a former county clerk, seriously injured from gunshot wounds, left current and former co-workers stunned on Monday.

Employees at the Community Corrections Association on Market Street were shocked and saddened by the shooting of Caroline Lupo, 50, and the fatal shooting of her husband, Joseph Lupo, 50, at about 11 p.m. Sunday at their W. Main Street home, said CCA Executive Director Rick Billak.

Caroline Lupo, a former employee of the Mahoning County Clerk of Courts and a current typist at CCA on Market Street in Youngstown, was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center with gunshots wounds to her stomach and leg. She is in serious condition, reports said.

Caroline Lupo has a 16-year-old daughter that lived with her and Joseph Lupo, her step-father.

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating what happened and indicated to reporters they will refuse to release information about the shooting until their case is finalized. They said the shooting was a “domestic situation.”

“When we heard the tragedy, it was unbelievable,” Billak said. “Hopefully she can recover in time. This morning a couple employees were badly shaken. We just hope she can make a full recovery and come back home here.”

Mahoning County Sheriff Jerry Greene said Joseph Lupo worked as a deputy from 1992 to 2005 when he left the department on disability. Greene said he was “not comfortable discussing” the details of why Lupo left.

“It’s very tragic,” said Greene, who was hired at the sheriff’s department about the same time. “There’s family members involved. It’s something very troubling to us all.”

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