Scott Ruffalo is the brother of actor Mark Ruffalo. He is a hairdresser in the Los Angeles area. In December 2008, he was shot in the...

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The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office has now officially ruled the shooting death of actor Mark Ruffalo's brother, Scott Ruffalo as a homicide.

Beverly Hills police arrested - and later released - Shaha Mishaal Adham, whose lawyer had claimed Scott was killed playing Russian roulette.

Ronald Richards, an attorney who represents Adham, told the press, "I have not been informed by police that my client is again at all a suspect."

Brian Scofield was also considered a person of interest but not charged.

There was also another person, Kristian Muradaz, who was arrested and released. Police have yet to release a motive for the death of Scott Ruffalo.

Scott Ruffalo, middle, with brother Mark, was shot December 1 and died a week later.

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The shooting death of Mark Ruffalo's brother, Scott, does not smell like a suicide or accidental death, according to TMZ, which cites law enforcement sources.

When cops arrived at the scene of Scott Ruffalo's shooting, they recovered two loaded guns. Law enforcement officials also say that the call they received originally was to respond to an assault, not a suicide or accidental death.

Shaha Mishaal Adham, the woman who was in Scott's apartment at the time of the shooting, said Scott was playing Russian Roulette because he was "crazy."

But cops aren't necessarily buying Adham's R.R. theory. For starters, who shoots himself in the back of the head when they're playing Russian Roulette?

  • Brian Scofield
  • Shaha Mishaal Adham

A warrant was issued for Adham, but she was released after questioning. Could there have been a mystery person or persons involved? Does her story not add up?

Police sources say that the paramedics didn't even know Scott Ruffalo was shot until he was on his way to the hospital. They say the wound was not apparent.

As for Shaha Mishaal Adham and her boyfriend, Brian Scofield, they say they have been "vilified" and the truth will come out, acknowledging there was indeed a mystery third person in the apartment. So stay tuned ...

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Shaha Mishaal Adham has been released by the Beverly Hills Police Department and cleared of any wrongdoing in the death of Scott Ruffalo as of early this morning.

Adham, 26, said through her attorney that she saw Mark Ruffalo's brother accidentally shoot himself while retrieving her keys from his place - and fled the scene.

She told police Scott Ruffalo died during a game of Russian Roulette. Shaha Mishaal Adham went to his apartment to pick up her Land Rover, which he borrowed.

We've learned there was a mystery person also present (NOT Brian Scofield, the man who was named a "person of interest' in the case) during the deadly game.

  • Brian Scofield
  • Shaha Mishaal Adham

We're told after Scott shot himself, Adham bolted and called her boyfriend, Brian Scofield, who called 911. Ruffalo died yesterday after a week in critical condition.

No word if police are closing the investigation, but a rep for Mark Ruffalo released the following statement on behalf of the family, concerning the death of Scott.

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Scott Ruffalo, the hairdresser brother of actor Mark Ruffalo, died last night after suffering a gunshot wound to the head last week. He was 39.

Beverly Hills Police Sgt. Renato Moreno confirmed to the AP that Scott died late Monday night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

He had been battling for his life at the hospital in critical condition for the past seven days after being shot in his own Beverly Hills apartment.

Scott Ruffalo, middle, his brother Mark Ruffalo and Scott's wife Luzelena.

Two people thought to be involved in the attempted murder - presumably now murder - investigation, Brian Scofield and Shaha Mishaal Adham (below), have turned themselves in to the Beverly Hills Police Department as of yesterday.

Shaha Mishaal Adham, who police issued a warrant for yesterday afternoon, has officially been named a "suspect" while Brian Scofield is still being classified as a "person of interest" in the fatal shooting. He is being held on a traffic warrant.

Police so far have released no details on a possible motive for the shooting of Scott Ruffalo. More details as the story develops ...

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After Scott Ruffalo, brother of actor Mark Ruffalo, was tragically shot last week, he has been in critical condition, fighting for his life as local police have been actively seeking motives and suspects in the attempted murder case.

Now a warrant has been issued by Beverly Hills Police for Shaha Mishaal Adham, a woman sources say is related to members of Saudi Arabian royalty.

Shaha Mishaal Adham

Reports indicate that Shaha Mishaal Adham has already a hired high profile defense attorney, Keith Davidson, in preparation of what's sure to come.

Another "person of interest" in the case, Brian Scofield, is being investigated but has yet to be named as a suspect, according to Beverly Hills Police.

Our hopes are with Scott Ruffalo, who is still clinging to life after the shooting, which took place in his own Beverly Hills apartment last Monday.

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Between William Balfour and now the Scott Ruffalo shooting, it's been an amazing and tragic couple of weeks in terms of violent crime in the celeb gossip world.

Beverly Hills police announced Thursday that two "persons of interest" have been ID'd in their investigation into the shooting of Mark Ruffalo's younger brother, 39-year-old Scott Ruffalo - what officials now call an attempted murder.

In a press release issued by police department spokesman Lt. Tony Lee, authorities say that they're looking to question a man by the name of Brian Scofield and a woman named Shaha Mishaal Adham in connection with the shooting.

No further information regarding the suspects' relationship to Scott Ruffalo, seen here with brother Mark and Scott's wife Luzelene, has been released at this time.

A Beverly Hills Fire Department crew responded at about 1:10 a.m. Monday to a report of a man who had fallen in the 400 block of N. Palm Drive in Beverly Hills.

Upon arrival, they found Ruffalo had sustained a head injury - soon discovered to be a gunshot to the head. He is in critical condition and fighting for his life.

Beverly Hills police are still looking to track down Brian Scofield and Shaha Mishaal Adham. Follow the jump for mug shots of the two persons of interest ...

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Scott Ruffalo, a hairdresser and the brother of actor Mark Ruffalo, is in critical condition after being shot in the head on Monday, according to TMZ.

Police have begun an investigation into the shooting.

Sources close to the case say Scott Ruffalo was the apparent victim of a "suspicious shooting" that took place in his own Beverly Hills apartment.

Cops are also trying to determine if anything criminal took place, meaning they haven't ruled out an accidental shooting or a suicide attempt.

Mark Ruffalo has starred in many films, including You Can Count on Me, Zodiac, 13 Going on 30, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

We will keep you updated as the story develops. Here's hoping Scott Ruffalo makes it and police determine the reason for his shooting quickly.

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