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Mystery Person in Ruffalo Death Arrested, Freed

12/15/2008 10:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

We now know the mysterious 3rd person who was there when Scott Ruffalo, Mark Ruffalo's brother, was shot in the head earlier this month.

TMZ has learned 29-year-old Kristian Muradaz was arrested for attempted murder and held without bail one day after Scott Ruffalo was shot in his Beverly Hills apartment. However, cops released Muradaz less than 3 days later without being charged.

As we've already reported, cops are suspicious the shooting was the result of a game of Russian Roulette.

The other person in the apartment, Shaha Adham, was also arrested and held before being released.

Scott died one week after the shooting.


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The cops handling the case should be starring in a new Budweiser "Real Men of Genius" commercial.

2138 days ago


This person had nothing to do with Scott's accidental shooting. TMZ should let this accidental shooting story die.

2138 days ago


What's up here? Does Police go around arresting people just like that, to set them free 1 hr later? What about some serious investigations?

2138 days ago

darling nikki    

Why do these Hollywood buffoons feel like they are invincible? You have morons who shoot themselves in the leg with unregistered guns, fools who die drag racing and not wearing a seat belt, and idiots who decide to add excitement to their lives by playing Russian Roulette. If he was looking for excitement from guns, he should have enlisted in the military and spent a tour in least his life (and death) would have been somewhat productive.

2138 days ago


How do you accidentally shoot yourself in the back of the head? Maybe it has to do with the fact that she is a member
of the Saudi family.............maybe the police are getting payed off by the Saudi Royal Family. Makes me ill..........

2138 days ago

northern gypsy    

i'm not buyin what the police are sellin...something smells fishy can only hope the truth will prevail...

2137 days ago


she is NOT royalty and not even related to the royal family, that's for sure. i even doubt that shes Saudi or of a Saudi origin. her name is definitely weird, not a usual Saudi name...

2137 days ago

cat m    

This was a murder, not an accidental or self-inflicted shooting. People just dont shoot themselves in the back of the head. It's physically very difficult if not downright impossible. As a retired law enforcement officer, I feel the Beverly Hills Police are not being aggressive enough. Ron Richards should be ashamed of himself for making the remarks he made about the victim. He has no control over his client--she's always answering questions from the press & enjoys making filmed appearances. She obviously believes her rich Saudi dad will bribe her out of any legal troubles she gets herself into. The Beverly Hills detectives need to get off their obese butts & get moving.

2137 days ago


Per the last comment, I'm a Beverly Hills reporter who is trying to keep the story alive. Can you (or anyone else who knew Ruffalo or Adham or anyone else involved) share more information? You can email We're trying to keep the story alive until there is justice and the truth comes out. Thanks.

2135 days ago

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