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Thomas Gilbert, hedge fund giant, found shot to death in Manhattan apartment

The Beekman Place apartment building where hedge fund

The Beekman Place apartment building where hedge fund founder Thomas Gilbert was found shot to death. Photo Credit: Google

A man found fatally shot in the head yesterday afternoon in the bedroom of a tony Beekman Place apartment was hedge fund giant Thomas Gilbert, Bloomberg reported. Cops responded to a 911 call placed at 3:31 p.m. and found Gilbert unresponsive in a pool of blood in his eighth-floor apartment. EMS pronounced him dead at the scene.

Gilbert's son, Thomas Gilbert Jr., was taken into custody following the shooting, a law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation said. He was not immediately charged.

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton was expected to speak about the incident at a new conference on Monday afternoon.

"No one has been arrested as of yet. The investigation is continuing," a police spokesman said.

A graduate of Princeton with an MBA from Harvard, Gilbert founded Wainscott Capital Partners, a hedge fund which invests in private and public equities, in 2011. He co-founded and managed Syzygy Therapeutics LLC, which invested in private biotechnology stocks, from January 2010 to March 2011, according to his LinkedIn page.

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