Man who shot alleged car thief to death in Arad to be charged with murder — report

A man who last month shot dead an individual he said was trying to steal his car in the southern city of Arad will be tried for murder, Channel 12 reports.

Aryeh Schiff, 70, says he saw a suspicious person trying to break into his vehicle in the November 29 incident and fired shots toward him using a licensed gun he had in his possession.

He contends he didn’t aim his weapon at the suspected burglar and did not mean to harm him. An investigation has indicated that he was without his glasses.

The slain man is said to be a member of the Al-Atrash Bedouin clan.

Today’s report says prosecutors have summoned Schiff’s lawyers for a pre-trial hearing, adding that the summons states they intend to file murder charges.