The elderly founder of a Manhattan hedge fund was fatally shot in the head by his 30-year-old son inside the family’s swank East Side apartment on Sunday, authorities said.
Thomas Gilbert Sr., 70, the Harvard-educated founder and chief investment officer of Wainscott Capital Partners, was gunned down by son Thomas Gilbert Jr., who was arrested about seven hours later at his Chelsea apartment, according to police.
The two had been arguing in the dad’s bedroom at about 3:30 p.m., the sources said. After the shots were fired, the victim’s wife called 911, according to sources.
The son dropped his .40 caliber Glock pistol and fled from the eighth-floor apartment at 20 Beekman Place, the sources said.