Update, 5:40 p.m.
The Connecticut Post has identified one of the victims in Monday's apparent murder-suicide as a Fairfield resident.
New Haven police believe Gordon Shwisha, 45, of Birch Road in Fairfield, was shot and killed by his brother Daniel Shwisha, 47, of Woodbridge, early Monday. According to authorities, Daniel Shwisha shot and killed Gordon Shwisha in front of their family's lighting-fixtures business in New Haven, and then drove to their parents' home in Westport and shot himself.
Original Story, 1 p.m.
Westport and New Haven police are investigating an apparent suicide victim and his alleged connection to the shooting death of his brother on Monday, according to New Haven Police Officer David Hartman.
Westport police received a 911 call Monday morning from a couple on Rustic Lane residence reporting that their son had just shot himself, according to Westport Police Captain Sam Arciola.
“Responding emergency units arrived on scene and began treatment of the victim of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head,” Arciola said.
The victim, identified as 47-year-old Daniel Swisha of Woodbridge, was transported to Norwalk Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:13 a.m., Arciola said.
While treating Shwisha at the residence, the New Haven Police Department contacted Westport police to report that a suspect in a reported homicide in New Haven could be in route to the same Rustic Lane residence, Arciola said.
According to Hartman, New Haven police officers were dispatched to Electrix, an industrial lighting wholesaler located at 45 Spring Street at 7:47 a.m., for reported gunfire. Officers discovered the company's owner Gordon Shwisha sitting inside his Jeep near the building, police said.
According to police, he was shot several times and pronounced dead at the scene. The department identified the victim as Daniel Shwisha's brother, according to Hartman.
[Editor's Note: The headline of this post was updated at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 8 to more accurately portray the report.]