By City News Service
A 53-year-old man accused of stealing jewelry from his brother-in-law and then shooting him as he got out of a car in the driveway of his Encino home was facing attempted murder and witness intimidation charges Friday, police said.
The victim, 35-year-old Amir Wolf, was shot four times in the chest as he stepped out of his Range Rover in the 4900 block of Rupert Avenue around 5:50 p.m. on Jan. 8, according to Los Angeles police.
The victim's two children, both of whom are under 10, were in the SUV at the time of the shooting, according to a broadcast report.
They were not hurt, said Sgt. David Madof of the Los Angeles Police Department's West Valley Station.
The suspect was identified as David Nahman, according to the LAPD.
"Detectives believe the motive for the shooting involved an ongoing criminal investigation being conducted by the Beverly Hills Police Department," according to an LAPD statement. "That investigation concerned a sizable jewelry theft from Wolf."
Nahman has been charged in connection with the theft and is due to be arraigned on the attempted murder and witness intimidation charges on Monday in Van Nuys, police said.