Suspect in fatal Ramat Gan shooting says he didn’t realize he had a live weapon

A man suspected of shooting dead his daughter-in-law’s father is remanded into custody for a week after pleading in court that the incident was a misunderstanding and that he did not realize he was holding a live weapon.

The victim has been identified as Yossi Yosefia, 60, who was shot dead in his home yesterday in Ramat Gan. The man in custody, whose name is barred from publication, has been widely reported to be a 70-year-old man from Petah Tikva whose son was in the middle of messy divorce proceedings from Yosefia’s daughter.

According to police, the shooter arrived at the victim’s home and shot him at close range in the building’s stairwell. According to reports from family members, the suspect threatened the victim’s daughter and his own grandchildren and aimed his weapon at them, though they were physically unharmed.

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