Pennsylvania couple shot dead by neighbor over snow argument

A Pennsylvania couple shot dead in a murder-suicide by their neighbor for shoveling snow into his yard have now been pictured – as it is revealed the gunman was an engineer and US Navy veteran.

James Goy, 50, and his wife, Lisa Goy, 48, were gunned down at close-range in the middle of their street in Plains Township on Monday after getting into a fight with their neighbor. 

The gunman, 47-year-old Jeffrey Spaide, took his own life inside his home before police arrived at the scene. 

Harrowing surveillance footage in the lead up to the shooting shows the couple screaming at Spaide from outside their home before he emerged with a handgun and fired several shots, leaving them injured.

Authorities say Spaide then went back inside his home to retrieve an AR-style rifle, which he used to execute the couple in the street.  

James Goy, 50, (back left) and his wife, Lisa Goy, 48, (back right) were gunned down at close-range in the middle of their street in Plains Township, Pennsylvania, on Monday after getting into a fight with their neighbor. They are survived by their 15-year-old autistic son (middle)

James Goy, 50, (back left) and his wife, Lisa Goy, 48, (back right) were gunned down at close-range in the middle of their street in Plains Township, Pennsylvania, on Monday after getting into a fight with their neighbor. They are survived by their 15-year-old autistic son (middle)

James Goy, 50, (back left) and his wife, Lisa Goy, 48, (back right) were gunned down at close-range in the middle of their street in Plains Township, Pennsylvania, on Monday after getting into a fight with their neighbor. They are survived by their 15-year-old autistic son (middle)

An online obituary for the gunman has revealed that he had previously worked as an engineer with the US Navy, the US Army National Guard and Navy Reserve.  

He had worked as a licensed engineer for more than 20 years and he most recently had worked with the Lackawanna River Basin Sewer Authority and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

The obituary did not address his cause of death, saying only that he died at his home on Monday. 

Spaide was not married and he doesn’t have any children, according to the obituary. He was described as a ‘loving son, brother and uncle’ who loved running marathons and spending time with his family. 

The neighbors he shot dead are survived by their 15-year-old autistic son. 

Authorities say the murder-suicide unfolded after Spaide got into an argument with the couple because they were clearing snow from their cars and dumping it on his property across the street. 

The neighbors are believed to have a history and had been involved in an altercation following a storm just two months ago. 

Police had no record of prior incidents between the Goys and Spaide. The gunman was also not known to police for any other matter. 

Harrowing surveillance footage in the lead up to the shooting shows the couple screaming at Spaide from outside their home after getting into a fight above shoveling snow

Harrowing surveillance footage in the lead up to the shooting shows the couple screaming at Spaide from outside their home after getting into a fight above shoveling snow

Harrowing surveillance footage in the lead up to the shooting shows the couple screaming at Spaide from outside their home after getting into a fight above shoveling snow

During Monday's incident, authorities say Spaide had asked the pair to stop shoveling snow onto his property when the argument broke out. The Goys (in the foreground) could be heard screaming at Spaide (pictured on his driveway), calling him a 'mother******' and a 'p***y.'

During Monday's incident, authorities say Spaide had asked the pair to stop shoveling snow onto his property when the argument broke out. The Goys (in the foreground) could be heard screaming at Spaide (pictured on his driveway), calling him a 'mother******' and a 'p***y.'

During Monday’s incident, authorities say Spaide had asked the pair to stop shoveling snow onto his property when the argument broke out. The Goys (in the foreground) could be heard screaming at Spaide (pictured on his driveway), calling him a ‘mother******’ and a ‘p***y.’

Spaide is seen above carrying an AR-15-style rifle (circled) on his way to execute his already wounded neighbors. Just moments earlier he had shot them in the street with a handgun

Spaide is seen above carrying an AR-15-style rifle (circled) on his way to execute his already wounded neighbors. Just moments earlier he had shot them in the street with a handgun

Spaide is seen above carrying an AR-15-style rifle (circled) on his way to execute his already wounded neighbors. Just moments earlier he had shot them in the street with a handgun

During Monday’s incident, authorities say Spaide had asked the pair to stop shoveling snow onto his property when the argument broke out. 

The surveillance footage shows James throwing aside his tool and walking up to Spaide as he made a fist at him. 

The Goys could be heard screaming at Spaide, calling him a ‘mother******’ and a ‘p***y.’ 

Spaide could be seen retreating into his house as James screamed: ‘I’ll knock your a** out’ and ‘I’ll make your life a living hell.’ 

Moments later, Spaide emerged from his home holding a pistol.

The Goys, seemingly undeterred, continued to scream with Lisa yelling, ‘Go ahead! Go ahead!’.  

Spaide then fired several shots before eventually striking the couple. James could be heard screaming out while his wife collapsed in the street.  

He then went back into his house and emerged moments later with an AR-15-style rifle, which he used to execute his neighbors. 

‘You should have kept your mouth shut,’ he could be heard telling Lisa before he pulled the trigger. 

Prosecutors said Spaide retreated into his home and paced back and forth in front of a window. They said he shot himself dead as the first police units responded to the scene.  

DailyMail.com is not releasing the full surveillance video due to the graphic nature.  

Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis said she had reviewed the case and will direct the investigation to be closed.  

Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis said she had reviewed the case and will direct the investigation to be closed. Pictured is the scene on Monday

Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis said she had reviewed the case and will direct the investigation to be closed. Pictured is the scene on Monday

Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis said she had reviewed the case and will direct the investigation to be closed. Pictured is the scene on Monday 

Prosecutors said Spaide retreated into his home (above) and paced back and forth in front of a window. They said he shot himself dead as the first police units responded to the scene

Prosecutors said Spaide retreated into his home (above) and paced back and forth in front of a window. They said he shot himself dead as the first police units responded to the scene

Prosecutors said Spaide retreated into his home (above) and paced back and forth in front of a window. They said he shot himself dead as the first police units responded to the scene 

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