NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — There was a police walk and an arraignment in store for the son of a prominent Manhattan hedge fund manager on Monday night.
James Gilbert Jr., 30, has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of his father.READ MORE: Gov. Hochul: No Known Cases Of New COVID Variant 'Omicron' In New York
Police said 70-year-old Thomas Gilbert, Sr. was shot Sunday in his apartment on Beekman Place. As CBS2’s Matt Kozar reported, Gilbert’s son is accused of killing him in a fight over money.
Gilbert’s wife found him around 3:30 p.m. in a bedroom of their eighth-floor apartment. He had a single gunshot wound to the head, police said. Detectives also recovered a .40-caliber handgun nearby.
“She found Senior on the floor with a bullet hole in his head,” Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said. “She also found a gun resting on his chest with his left hand covering it.”
Gilbert Jr. was expressionless and quiet as he marched out of the precinct and into the cold, flanked by detectives on either side.
Raised in privilege, the Princeton grad is accused of killing his father and staging a crime scene to look like a suicide.
Before a fight over finances with his father, police say Gilbert asked his mother to leave the family’s apartment.
A neighbor, who did not wish to be identified, told CBS2 that the gunshot sounded like someone dropped a glass bowl. He did not call 911.