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Joseph Molinaro, 34
Carbondale, Pennsylvania
February 03, 2016

Agencies: Carbondale Police Department - Pennsylvania

Last updated: 8 months ago

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State police and the district attorney's office are investigating a deadly shooting Tuesday night that involved an off-duty Carbondale police officer.

Family members say the man killed was Joseph Molinaro, 34, of Carbondale. They say he and his girlfriend were taking a shortcut home on Chestnut Avenue when he was shot twice.

According to sources with the city, the shooter is Carbondale police officer Frank Schulze.

The shooting happened around 9 p.m. Tuesday on Chestnut Avenue off of Belmont Street in Carbondale.

A neighbor tells us that the state police and FBI were on the scene throughout the night.

"It was the most horrific thing you ever seen. It was really, such a horrible, horrible thing to see."

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April 2016 A police officer charged with homicide in the shooting death of a man in Carbondale was in court Tuesday.

Prosecutors presented evidence as to why the cop from Carbondale should be held criminally responsible for his death.

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At the end of the preliminary hearing, a magistrate decided that there is enough evidence to charge Officer Frank Schulze with an open count of homicide. All but one of the charges against Schulze will now go on to trial.


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