Colucci's Jewelers owner charged with murder after wife found dead in store

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — The owner of Colucci's Jeweler's in North Charleston has been charged with murder. Officials say he shot and killed his wife inside the Rivers Avenue business Friday afternoon.

Officers with the North Charleston Police Department were dispatched to the store at 4:19 p.m. and say they found 74-year-old Doris Colucci dead in the store. The coroner's office confirmed she died of a gunshot wound.

Ivo Colucci, 80, is currently in custody and has been booked at the Charleston County detention center.

Family attorney Andy Savage issued the following statement about the incident:

This is an unexpected tragedy of momentous proportions. The family is overwhelmed with grief as they seek an explanation for this family tragedy. The outpouring of support from the community especially their friends, customers, and law enforcement has been a great comfort for which they are most grateful as they try to make sense of their loss. 

Savage is the attorney for Ivo's son, Michael Colucci, who was arrested last year after being accused of killing his wife. 

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