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Man is arrested in brother's slaying

California Briefing / LOS ANGELES

July 18, 2008|Francisco Vara-Orta

A man was arrested on suspicion of murder Thursday after he reportedly shot his brother to death outside a residence in the Mid-Wilshire area and then barricaded himself inside for six hours before surrendering to a SWAT team.

Edward Kaddis, 61, surrendered about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, ending a standoff at his residence in the 1000 block of Crenshaw Boulevard, near Country Club Drive, police said.

Paramedics were sent to the house about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in response to a request for medical assistance and discovered a gunshot victim, identified by police as 63-year-old William Kaddis.

William Kaddis was taken to California Hospital, where he later died from a gunshot to the head, police said.

Officers said William Kaddis went to visit his brother on Wednesday afternoon after a relative told him Edward had been feeling sick, authorities said.

Speaking through the metal screen door, the brothers apparently got into an argument at the house, police said.

Authorities said the argument escalated and Edward Kaddis allegedly fired multiple shots through the door, striking William Kaddis once in the head.

-- Francisco Vara-Orta

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