A Port Vue man and his mentally disabled son were found shot to death in their home Tuesday.
Borough police Chief Bryan Myers said a housekeeper called police around 9 a.m. after seeing a male lying inside the house along New York Avenue.
“We did break in the front door, found one deceased male on the living room floor and one deceased male in a bedroom,” Myers said. “At that time, Allegheny County Homicide was called in for the investigation.”
Neighbors identified the victims as Richard Liposchok, 78, and Mickey Liposchok, 52. Police said they are investigating their deaths as a possible murder-suicide.
Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office said an autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.
In light of an autopsy on Wednesday, Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office reported that Mickey Liposchok died from gunshots to the head and trunk. His death was ruled a homicide.
Richard Liposchok died from a gunshot to the head. His death was ruled a suicide.
“Rich was a personal friend of mine,” Port Vue police Chief Bryan Myers said. “I feel terrible. When something happens like this, you tend to try to better what happened. I’m (going to) try to find organizations so we can have a list of people to help people in Richard’s case or any case.”
After Gail Liposchok died in November 2012, Richard Liposchok cared for their son, who was mentally disabled, by himself.