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Eighty-Year-Old Man Shot and Killed After Encountering Intruders in His Encino Home

Los Angeles Police Department officers were sent about 5:25 p.m. to the home in the 4500 block of Densmore Avenue.

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An 80-year-old man was shot and killed in Encino after returning home and encountering two men inside his house.

A man in his 60s was injured in the attack that occurred after two men entered a home in the 4500 block of Densmore Avenue after 5 p.m., police said. There was no sign of forced entry.

A wall blocks a circular driveway from the street and may have provided cover for the intruders who parked their white SUV there and then entered the home.

Stuart Herman. 80. of Encino died at the scene, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office. He arrived home and discovered the two intruders in his home, police said.

He was shot and killed during a fight. 

The relationship of the dead man to the man in his 60s, who was frisked and handcuffed by police before they determined he was a victim, was not immediately clear.

He told authorities he was pistol whipped. Police said they didn't know if he was home at the time or came home and interrupted the crime in progress.

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A neighbor says like in much of LA, fears of such crimes persist.

"We're very concerned for our safety," said Rabbi Yossi Malka, a neighbor. "All of us in the neighborhood have to keep extra eyes, lock our doors."

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