Jewelry business owner accused of killing wife at N. Charleston store denied bond

Source: Live 5 News
Source: Live 5 News
Ivo Colucci. (Source: CCDC)
Ivo Colucci. (Source: CCDC)
Source: Live 5 News
Source: Live 5 News
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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The North Charleston jewelry store owner charged with the murder of his wife was denied bond Saturday morning.

Investigators arrested Ivo Francesco Colucci, 80, Friday afternoon at his North Charleston store.

The Charleston County Coroner's Office says 74-year-old Doris Colucci of Summerville died as a result of a gunshot wound.

Saturday morning Colucci's attorney Christopher Lizzi said his client was diagnosed with dementia over a year ago. His family was in court to show support.

Colucci's arrest comes after officers responded to Colucci's Jewelers on 7565 Rivers Ave. at 4:19 p.m. for reports of shots fired inside the business.

Court documents state video surveillance captured Colucci arrive at the store and become involved in a verbal altercation with his wife. Colucci was then seen pulling a gun out of his pocket without his wife knowing, and shot her in the head, according to authorities.

Video surveillance then shows Colucci hide his gun, and retrieve the shell casing that was ejected during the shooting, which he put in his pocket, according to the affidavit.

When officers arrived they learned there was a woman deceased inside the store.

"Based on the investigation we have charged her husband, Ivo Colucci with Murder," NCPD officials said.

Authorities were seen at the store Friday night continuing their investigation.

Live 5 News' Harve Jacobs earlier reported seeing emergency officials carry a body out of the business.

Viewers reported police and EMS crews initially responded to the store around 4:30 p.m.

Witnesses say multiple police and emergency crews were on scene, and traffic was affected as investigators arrived on the scene.

Another member of the Colucci family is awaiting trial for the murder of his wife.

Ivo's son, Michael Colucci, is currently on house arrest. Saturday morning Lizzi stressed Michael is Ivo's stepson, and is being represented by Andy Savage.

He is facing a murder charge after state law enforcement agents say he murdered his wife Sara Moore-Colucci in May of 2015.

Moore-Colucci's death was originally reported as a suicide.

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