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Questions remain about why a man killed brother outside family business


Many questions remain after a dispute between brothers turned deadly in New Haven on Monday morning.

New Haven police said a man shot and killed his brother outside the family business, and then went to their parents house in Westport and killed himself.

Now police are trying to figure out why.

Gordon Shwisha, 45, ran Electrix, a family lighting business passed down by his father. His brother, Daniel, worked with him, but more often than not company employees said they argued.

On Monday morning, it seems as though the dispute went too far. Police believe Daniel showed up at the business, shot his brother multiple times and then drove to their parents in Westport. That's where police said he turned the gun on himself.

His mother called 911 after both parents witnessed the suicide.

Employees said the brothers would fight about how the business was being run and about money. They said they're shocked to find out their brotherly feud came to this.

Police said Daniel Shwisha rented a car on Monday morning and left his car near the rental company. In the back seat of his car, there was an assault rifle and a handgun as well as ammunition, police said.

The gun Daniel Shwisha used to kill Gordon Shwisha was the same gun he used to kill himself, police said. Daniel Shwisha did have a permit for the gun, police added

As for the second handgun and assault rifle, it is unclear if he had a permit for them.

The incident remains under investigation.

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