Actor Mark Ruffalo's brother dies after shooting

Tue Dec 9, 2008 12:39pm EST
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Mark Ruffalo's brother has died a week after he was found at his Beverly Hills home with a gunshot wound to the head, police said on Tuesday.

Scott Ruffalo, 39, a hair stylist, was taken off life support on Monday night, police said.

Ruffalo died hours after a woman wanted by police in connection with the shooting -- Shaha Mishaal Adham, 26 -- turned herself in and was charged with attempted murder.

In the wake of Ruffalo's death, she is expected to be charged with murder. Brian Scofield, 29, who police named as a "person of interest" in the case, turned himself in along with Adham but he has since been released.

Police have given no details about the motive for the shooting or any details about Scofield and Adham or their relationship with Ruffalo.

Mark Ruffalo, 41, played a detective in the 2007 movie "Zodiac" and starred in the drama "All the King's Men" in 2006. He has made no comment about the shooting of his brother.

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Jill Serjeant and John O'Callaghan)

<p>Shaha Mishaal Adham is shown in this police booking mug shot from the Beverly Hills Police Department released to Reuters December 9, 2008. Scott Ruffalo, brother of actor Mark Ruffalo, died hours after Adham, 26, turned herself in and was charged with attempted murder. REUTERS/Beverly Hills Police Department/Handout</p>