ENCINO (CBSLA.com) — Detectives believe that an Encino man who was shot multiple times in his driveway in front of his two children, was attacked by his brother-in-law.
Authorities say additional information in the January 8 shooting of Amir Wolf, 47, led them to their suspect. Wolf was taken to a hospital in critical condition.
Wolf arrived home that day, pulled into his driveway when an armed male suspect approached on foot and fired as Wolf got out of his car. Two of his children, both under the age of 10, were in the car at the time of the attack.
Officers were called to the 4900 block of Rupert Lane in Encino just before 6 p.m.
Police said the suspect ran to a vehicle that was parked on a nearby street.
Detectives Friday said they believed the motive for the shooting involved an ongoing criminal investigation being conducted by the Beverly Hills Police Department. That investigation concerned a sizeable jewelry theft from Wolf.
David Nahman, Wolf’s 53-year-old brother-in-law, has been charged in connection with that theft. Officials believe Nahman is also responsible for shooting Wolf multiple times in the torso.
West Valley detectives presented their attempted murder case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office Friday.
Nahman has been charged with one count of attempted murder and one count of witness intimidation.
The suspect is scheduled for arraignment on Monday in Van Nuys.
Detectives continue to seek additional information and encourage anyone with info to contact West Valley Homicide at (818) 374-7720.