MTV shock as rising ‘Punk’d’ exec is shot in back of the head in mystery execution-style murder outside his luxury LA home

gabriel ben-meir shot dead

gabriel ben-meir shot dead

Gee, I can’t wait for Ashton Kutcher’s words of sadness via Twitter…

A music coordinator for MTV, described a rising creative force in the company, was shot dead just yards from his own front door early Sunday.

Privately-educated Gabriel Ben-Meir, 30, was shot in the back of the head execution-style as he walked from his BMW to his apartment in the Mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles.

The death of the ‘kind and gentle soul’, who comes from a wealthy entertainment industry family, has stunned neighbours in the leafy, upscale area of the city not far from the Miracle Mile.

Police are baffled by the mysterious shooting, and say they have no leads – nor any suspects.

His elder sister, a well-known music manager, begged anyone who could help with the investigation to come forward.

She described him as ‘not only my brother, but my best friend’.

Neigbours said they heard a single ‘boom’ at around 1am, but failed to report it because they didn’t realise it was gunfire.

His body was not discovered for more than five hours, when a man walking his dog found Mr Ben-Meir lying face down in a pool of his own blood.


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