MTV Producer Shot Dead Outside His Los Angeles Home
May 11, 2011 at 5:12 AM (PT)
LOS ANGELES Police are still investigating the execution-style killing of MTV producer GABRIEL BEN-MEIR, discovered dead outside his home in the MID-WILSHIRE district of LOS ANGELES. ABC NEWS reports, "BEN-MEIR, who coordinated music for MTV shows including ASHTON KUTCHER's 'Punk'd,' had parked his BMW outside his apartment building and was shot just feet from his front door, police said.
"We don't know the motive," an LAPD spokesman told ABCNEWS.COM. "The investigation is still ongoing."
"We are shocked and saddened to learn about the tragic death of GABE BEN-MEIR, who was a valued member of the MTV family and a beloved and dedicated colleague and friend," MTV spokeswoman BRANDI ALBAHARY said in a statement. "Our hearts go out to his family."