Greene County sheriff investigating deadly shooting involving husband, wife


MAURY, N.C. (WNCT) – The Greene County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that left one person dead, according to Sheriff Lemmie Smith.

The shooting occurred on Whitley Street in the Maury area on Thursday at approximately 7:12 p.m. When deputies arrived, they said they found a 53-year-old female, Sirijan Dupree, dead from a gunshot wound inflicted by her husband, 76-year-old Zeno Dupree. 

Sirijan Dupree was found with a weapon in her hand at her time of death. The incident is believed to be domestic-related and at this time, Zeno Dupree is stating that the incident is self-defense. 

Smith said the investigation is still ongoing and that his office is working closely with the District Attorney’s Office as to whether any charges will be filed.

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