Death of Scott Ruffalo Ruled Homicide

Scott Ruffalo’s death was ruled a homicide on Wednesday by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.

Mr. Ruffalo, who was the younger brother of actor Mark Ruffalo, died on December 1st, 2008 in Los Angeles, after suffering a gunshot wound to the head.

No motive for the shooting has been released.

Coroner’s spokesman Craig Harvey says an autopsy determined that someone shot 39-year-old Scott M. Ruffalo in the head. He was found with a gunshot wound early Dec. 1 and died a week later at a hospital after being released from life support.

Beverly Hills police arrested, but later released, a 26-year-old woman suspected of the shooting. They have not publicly named any other suspects.

The woman’s attorney said at the time of her release that Ruffalo shot himself in the head playing Russian roulette.

Police do not have any suspects in custody and had not been notified of the coroner’s determination by Wednesday evening, Sgt. Michael Publicker said. He said the agency had no further statements on the case.

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