A dispute over shoveling snow turned deadly when a man fatally shot his two neighbors before taking his own life in Pennsylvania, authorities said.
Jeffrey Spaide, 47, shot dead his across-the-street neighbors, James Goy, 50, and his wife, Lisa, 48, as they were clearing snow Monday morning in Plains Township, the Citizen’s Voice reported.
“Apparently there’s been an ongoing dispute between neighbors, some of which involved a dispute about snow disposal and removal,” Luzerne County First Assistant District Attorney Sam Sanguedolce said.
“They’re across the street from each other, and when they would remove snow they would throw it across the street at the other person’s property.”
After slaughtering the couple, Spaide went back inside his home and grabbed an AR-15-style rifle, authorities said.
“He retrieved the rifle and shot them again,” Plains Township police Sgt. Michael Smith told the paper.
Police said Spaide then went back inside his home and used a third rifle to kill himself.