A Queens man stabbed his cousin to death at their home early Monday — and then confessed to the crime when cops showed up, police said.
“The perpetrator made a statement to police,” Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said.
“I’m guilty, I’m the one who killed him,” Boyce quoted Lovedeep Singh, 24, as saying.
Singh was arraigned Monday on murder and weapon possession charges and ordered held without bail.
Boyce said Singh argued with the 26-year-old victim inside a Richmond Hill home on 117th St., near 91st Ave. The men were roommates.
Family members identified the slain man as Sharanjit Singh.
“We were good friends, and I’ve known him personally for a long time,” said Barjinder Singh, whose brother-in-law is the victim’s cousin.
Sharanjit Singh, a livery car driver, moved to the U.S. from India in 2013, he said. His parents still live in India.
“He came for better opportunities and better life,” Barjinder Singh said.
He described Singh as energetic and happy, “always looking to help and get ahead in life by doing right. Worked hard. Drove for multiple hail services for extended hours.”
Sharanjit Singh and Lovedeep Singh were “good friends,” he said, adding that he knew nothing about the motive.
A third cousin living in the home awoke to find Sharanjit Singh stabbed, then called 911 “and tried to apply pressure on his wound,” Barjinder Singh said.
Police responded to a 2:27 a.m. 911 call and found the victim had been stabbed in the armpit and shoulder. He was taken to Jamaica Hospital, but he could not be saved.
With Rahima Nasa