N.J. Man Accused of Fatally Shooting 3 Family Members in Home, Charged with Murder

Om Brahmbhatt, 23, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder

<p>Facebook</p> Dilipkumar, left, and Bindu Brahmbhatt


Dilipkumar, left, and Bindu Brahmbhatt

A New Jersey man is charged with murder after he allegedly shot and killed three people Monday, authorities say.

Om Brahmbhatt is accused of shooting Dilipkumar Brahmbhatt, 72, Bindu Brahmbhatt, 72, and Yashkumar Brahmbhatt, 38, the South Plainfield Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office say in a release.

Dilipkumar and Bindu were pronounced dead at the scene, while Yashkumar, who suffered multiple gunshot wounds, succumbed to his injuries at the hospital, authorities say.

Om Brahmbhatt, 23, was arrested later that day without incident, according to police. Authorities did not say how he was related to the victims, but confirmed that they shared a home.

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In a Facebook post, Yashkumar’s wife said Dilipkumar and Bindu were her in-laws, and asked for prayers for her late husband, with whom she had a 4-year-old son.

Police say Om is in custody at the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center, police say, pending a detention hearing. He is charged with three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

It is not immediately clear if Om has retained an attorney.

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