Victim’s husband charged with murder in West Chester quadruple homicide

Updated: Jul. 2, 2019 at 5:27 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI, Ohio (FOX19) - Police said the initial 911 caller was arrested in connection with deaths of four people at a West Chester apartment complex in April.

Gurpreet Singh, 37, was placed under arrest in Connecticut on four aggravated murder charges for the shooting deaths of his wife, her parents and her aunt.

“Late this morning, West Chester, Ohio Police notified Branford Police that Singh was staying at a residence in Branford. Singh was located by Officers leaving the residence and was apprehended in the parking lot of Walmart,” the Branford Police Department posted.

He will be held at New Haven County Jail until extradition occurs.

“This process is complicated and takes time. Preserving the integrity of this case is crucial to the process. The men and women of the West Chester Police Department showed true professionalism to their commitment to bring Gurpreet Singh to justicem” Chief Joel Herzog said. “West Chester is a safe community.”

Three women and one man were killed after multiple gunshots were fired at the Lakefront at West Chester apartment complex, police said.

The victims were identified as Hakikat Singh Panag, 59, his wife Paramjit Kaur, 62, their daughter Shalinder Kaur, 39, and his wife’s sister, Amarjit Kaur, 58, the Butler County Coroner’s Office confirmed.

Shalinder Kaur was Gurpreet’s wife.

Around 10 p.m. on April 28, Gurpreet told a dispatcher he came home and found four relatives on the ground, bleeding from the head. He said they were his wife, mother, father and aunt.

“They’re all down.... No one’s talking. No one’s talking,” he said. “They’re bleeding.”

Gurpreet was questioned as a witness to what occurred, but never taken into custody the night of the murders.

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A gun was recovered from a pond at the complex.

The pond is located behind the victims’ apartment building at Lakefront at West Chester off Wyndtree Drive in the western portion of the township.

It has not been said whether the weapon was used in the slayings.

The Butler County prosecutor said this will be a death penalty case, but would not discuss the details.

There is no word when Gurpreet will return to Ohio.

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