Widow, Daughter of Man Killed in Encino Mansion Sue Alleged Gunman

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The widow and daughter of a 61-year-old man who was shot and killed at a multimillion-dollar Encino mansion in February are suing the alleged gunman.

Hannah Gold, widow of Warren Sacks, and Leah Sacks, the decedent’s daughter, brought the wrongful death suit on Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court against Ronald Kolodkin, seeking unspecified damages as well as compensation for funeral and burial expenses.

Gold also is suing for loss of consortium. Her husband was a senior accountant at the White, Zuckerman, Warsavsky, Luna & Hunt LLP accounting firm in Sherman Oaks.

A representative for Kolodkin, 60, could not be reached. Although Kolodkin was arrested, it could not be immediately determined whether any criminal charges were filed against him.

According to the suit, Sacks and Kolodkin were at the mansion on Encino Hills Drive on Feb. 3 when Kolodkin negligently handled a handgun that fired at least one shot at Sacks.

“Warren Sacks suffered mortal injuries,” the suit states.

No further details of the incident are given in the suit, which states that Kolodkin owned the home and the weapon.

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