Los Angeles area attorney fatally shot at his home

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Posted: Dec 08, 2009 4:16 PM

A California attorney has died after being shot in the head outside his Los Angeles area home.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore says the lawyer died in a hospital at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. He was shot 11 hours earlier and found on the driveway of his home in Rolling Hills Estates, about 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles.

Neighbors and a woman who answered the phone at the victim's law firm identified him as Jeffrey Tidus, who handled a wide variety of business litigation.

Whitmore said he could not confirm the victim's identity.