The personal assistant of Fahim Saleh, the tech entrepreneur who was found decapitated and dismembered in his $2.2million Manhattan apartment, has been arrested.
Tyrese Devon Haspil, 21, was arrested early Friday over the grisly murder of the 33-year-old in his Lower East Side apartment earlier this week.
Haspil, who worked as Saleh’s personal assistant, is expected to be charged with second degree murder and other counts, the New York Times reports.
Detectives believe Saleh was killed after he found out his assistant had stolen tens of thousands of dollars from him, sources told the outlet.
The slaying occurred even after Saleh set up a payment plan for Haspil to repay the money he allegedly stole instead of reporting him to authorities.
Police, who have not yet announced Haspil’s arrest but are expected to do so imminently, believe Saleh was killed on Monday, which is a day before his body was found.
The investigators believe the killer returned to Saleh’s apartment on Tuesday to clean up the apartment and dismember the tech entrepreneur’s body.
The personal assistant of Fahim Saleh, the tech entrepreneur who was found decapitated and dismembered in his $2.2million Manhattan apartment, was arrested early Friday