Encino: On February 3, 2022, around 7:15 p.m., West Valley Area patrol officers responded to a radio call of a shooting in the 16800 block of Encino Hills Drive. Officers were directed to a man down inside a residence, suffering from a gunshot wound.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead at scene. The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification to next of kin.
Ronald Kolodkin, a 60-year-old resident of Encino, was detained and later arrested for Manslaughter (Booking #6319350). Detectives are investigating the possibility that Kolodkin accidentally shot the victim while showing his handgun.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call Valley Bureau Homicide detectives at (818) 374-9550. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.