80-Year-Old Man Shot Dead in Encino

Police were still unsure how and why a shooting happened inside of the victim's mansion

By Jason Kandel and Michelle Valles
|  Friday, Sep 20, 2013  |  Updated 1:58 AM PDT
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No arrests have been made yet in the midnight murder of an 80-year-old businessman in his home. Beverly White reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Sept. 19, 2013.

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No arrests have been made yet in the midnight murder of an 80-year-old businessman in his home. Beverly White reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Sept. 19, 2013.

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Murder Mystery in Encino

An 80-year-old man was shot and killed at his home in Encino. Police are not calling it a home invasion, but have confirmed a gun shell casing was found in the kitchen, adjacent to the family room where relatives say the victim spent late evenings. Patrick Healy reports from Encino for NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Sept. 19, 2013.
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An 80-year-old man was fatally shot on Thursday in an Encino neighborhood and police were still investigating why someone would have killed him.

The incident happened at 2:30 a.m. at the victim's mansion in the 5300 block of Andasol Avenue in Encino, police said.

Harvey Cohen was identified as the man who was shot and wounded. He died at a hospital.

LAPD spokesman Cleon Joseph told NBC4 that the victim may have confronted an intruder, but police later said they were no longer sure whether the shooting was the result of a home invasion.

Police said they found a .45-caliber gun shell casing in the kitchen of the home.

Encino is an upscale neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley, 20 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

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