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  • MTV 'shocked and saddened' by execution-style slaying of music coordinator

    MTV expressed shock at the slaying of a music coordinator outside his home early Sunday.

    "We are shocked and saddened to learn about the tragic death of [Gabriel Aron Benmeir], who was a valued member of the MTV family and a beloved and dedicated colleague and friend," MTV said in a statement. "Our hearts go out to his family."

    Law enforcement sources said Benmeir, 30, was shot in the head early Sunday in front of his Mid-Wilshire apartment. Several residents reported hearing a gunshot at the time but did not call police.

    A man walking his dog about 6:30 a.m. found Benmeir's body on the sidewalk on Packard Street between Stanley and Spaulding avenues.

    The sources, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, said the victim was discovered face down in a pool of blood. Detectives are looking into what kind of weapon was used, but the sources said it could have been a shotgun.

    There are currently no suspects in the case, the sources said.

    Neighbors questioned by police reported hearing a gunshot at about 1 a.m., and police determined the victim lay on the sidewalk for several hours before being discovered.

    Benmeir was a resident of the neighborhood who had parked his car and was walking to his home, police said. Friends of the victim told KTLA-TV Channel 5 that he was in the music industry and that he worked for MTV. He is listed as a music coordinator and production coordinator on several MTV shows, including "Punk'd" and "Top Pop Group."

    -- LATimes.com
    Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
    Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

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    MTV had a music coordinator?...

    MTV hasn't been about music since the early 00's, anyways sucks that the guy died, RIP...
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    • #3
      We could call this a clue......

      Originally posted by DAL View Post
      Neighbors questioned by police reported hearing a gunshot at about 1 a.m., and police determined the victim lay on the sidewalk for several hours before being discovered.

      A man walking his dog about 6:30 a.m. found Benmeir's body on the sidewalk on Packard Street between Stanley and Spaulding avenues.

      Why bother to make a call; ya' think his neighbors did not like him.....???????
      "We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm" -George Orwell

      "It's 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing diapers." - Blues Brothers

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        Slaying of MTV coordinator may be linked to shotgun robberies, LAPD says

        http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lano...lapd-says.html

        latimesblogs

        May 11, 2011

        Los Angeles police are trying to determine whether there is link between Sunday's slaying of MTV music coordinator Gabriel Aron Ben-Meir and a series of shotgun robberies and a homicide over the last two weeks.

        LAPD sources said the robber had struck at least eight times in the last two weeks, using a shotgun during street and business robberies in the Mid-City, Southwest L.A. and Wilshire areas. The robber also is responsible for a slaying a week ago, police believe.

        The sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, stressed that detectives had not made a positive link but considered it a solid lead. A division of the LAPD was on tactical alert Tuesday night looking for the robbery suspect.

        The MTV music coordinator was shot execution-style outside his mid-Wilshire apartment, apparently with a shotgun.

        Because of the time of the attack, no witnesses have been found, according to the sources. Police are considering a variety of possible scenarios, including a street robbery or an attack by someone he knew.

        The killing of Ben-Meir stunned family members, co-workers at the music network and residents in a neighborhood lined with palm trees and manicured lawns not far from the Miracle Mile.

        "We are all in terrible shock and would appreciate anyone with any information regarding his final hours to come forward," Ben-Meir's sister Alexis said Monday evening in an email.
        “Let him go, Lou. Someone driving that fast has no time for a ticket.”
        -Chief Wiggum

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