NYC dad who fatally shot brother, killed himself left ‘manifesto,’ snapped after family ridicule over failed grocery store: cops

NYC dad who fatally shot brother, killed himself left ‘manifesto,’ snapped after family ridicule over failed grocery store: cops

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The father of three who fatally shot his brother inside the family’s Queens home before killing himself snapped after his family ridiculed him over financial shortcomings and his failed grocery store, cops said Tuesday.

Karamjit Multani left a “detailed, prolonged text message” that officials described as a “manifesto” about ongoing tension in the family before he shot his 27-year-old brother Vipanpal Multani Saturday night nine times in the tragic murder-suicide.

NYPD Chief of Detectives Joseph Kenny said Karamjit Multani sent a message to his wife before the shooting, describing the “abuse” he suffered allegedly at the hands of his brother, father and mother, who was wounded during the shooting.

33-year-old Karamjit Multani (right) and 27-year-old Vipanpal Multani (left) with their sister. CBS2

“There was some indication that he made his son a sheikh [religious title] where apparently the only person supposed to do that is the eldest male in the family, which would have been the father,” Kenny explained Tuesday.

“But they were fighting about that and fighting about financial problems and fighting about the preferential treatment he felt his brother was getting because he was more successful.”

The turmoil took a deadly turn after the family’s patriarch gifted both of his sons money and property so they could start their own businesses, Kenny said.

Vipanpal Multani started a deli in Valley Stream that was a success while his murderous brother attempted to open a grocery store in Indiana that failed “miserably” and went bankrupt.

“A lot of tension between him and a brother over snide comments about how he’s a failure,” Kenny said. “The father’s giving him a hard time about the store not being successful out of Indiana.” 

The night before the shooting, the father told his killer son he wanted him out of the house, leading Karamjit Multani to put his wife and three kids on a plane back to Indiana.

And then while the family was having dinner on Saturday, an argument broke out leading everyone to go their separate ways before gunshots rattled the South Richmond Hill neighborhood.

Karamjit Multani had a failed business in Indiana, cops said. CBS2

“The 27-year-old brother goes to his room to go to sleep where the shooter comes in, begins to shoot him with two pistols,” Kenny said, adding, “The father comes into the room, manages to grab one pistol from the shooter. Mom throws herself on top of her 27-year-old son while he’s still shooting as she gets shot.”

Karamjit Multani then fled from the house and ran down the street before he died by suicide.

“We have him on video removing his turban and shoots himself one time in the head, killing himself,” Kenny said. “As he’s running he drops the gun picks it up has an accidental discharge, runs once a few more steps, stops and just shoots himself in the head.”

Vipanpal Multani was shot nine times, including four times in the torso and once in the chest and chin, police said. The mother was shot in the arm and torso, and rushed to the hospital.

While police said the shooting stemmed from simmering acrimony, a family friend, Mandeep, told The Post Tuesday murder-suicide was “out of the blue.” 

Family and friends were seen coming and going from the house as they were ushered in a Rolls Royce SUV .

The shooting has rocked the Queens neighborhood. CBS2

Neighbors were also left stunned, describing the family as “super quiet.”

“That’s why we can’t believe [it]. They looked nice,” Zah, who only have her first name, said of the two brothers.

Another neighbor, Gina Fernandez, 35, she used to see Karamjit playing outside with his three kids and noted the two siblings appeared to be close.

“We never heard the brothers fighting,” she added. “They’re always together so I don’t know what happened. They’re the best brothers, you know, hang out together…They were nice persons. All of them.”

The grieving father previously told CBS 2 he wasn’t sure what sparked the shooting.

“Not big problems,” he said when asked about if the two brothers had issues. “Sometimes little disagreements, no problems.”

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