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Central NY veteran fatally shot during confrontation with woman with children nearby

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April 18, 2022

A 39-year-old Madison County man was shot and killed inside a home in Chenango County, deputies said.

Joseph M. Hubbard, 39, of Poolville, was found dead inside the home when law enforcement arrived on Sunday, according to a news release from the Chenango County Sheriff’s office on Friday. He was shot with a rifle, deputies said.

The shooting was reported around 3 p.m. Sunday on Knapp Road in the town of Sherburne.

Hubbard was having a confrontation with a former romantic partner before he was shot, Lt. Joshua Gould confirmed. The woman – who deputies declined to identify – did not shoot Hubbard, he said.

Deputies have not released the name of the person who shot Hubbard. The moments leading up to the shooting are still under investigation, they said.

There was one other adult and several children inside the home at the time, deputies said.

The sheriff’s office said the investigation is still ongoing and more information will be released as investigators work to piece together what led up to the fatal shooting.

At this time, all the involved individuals have been identified, but no one has been charged in connection with his death, they said.

Hubbard, who was born in Syracuse, graduated from Morrisville-Eaton High School in 2001 and attended Morrisville College.

He was a member of the Army National Guard, according to his obituary. He was deployed for active duty twice, once in Iraq and once in Afghanistan.

Hubbard, who currently has the rank of Sergeant First Class, was working as an inspector with the Utica Armory of the Army National Guard.

He had four children and was married to his wife in 2007, according to his obituary.

He loved being outdoors including riding his motorcycle, ATV, golfing and fishing, his obituary said.

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