TVNewser FishbowlDC AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

MTV Production Coordinator Shot and Killed ‘Execution-Style’

Gabriel Aron Benmeir, an MTV music and production coordinator who worked on shows like Punk’d and Top Pop Group, was shot in the back of the head and killed last night, execution-style, outside his Mid-Wilshire apartment. Neighbors allegedly heard shots around 1 AM, according to the LA Times, but the police were never called. Benmeir’s body wasn’t found until 6:30 AM. No word yet on whether he died immediately or as a result of massive blood loss.

Obviously more to come on this story. From what we’ve heard thus far, Benmeir’s killing bears an eerie resemblance to the murder of Hollywood publicist Ronnie Chasen late last year.

Mediabistro Course

Personal Essay Writing

Personal Essay WritingStarting October 28, work with a published journalist to draft, edit, and sell your first-person essays! Jessica Olien will help you to workshop your writing so that it's ready to pitch to editors. You'll learn how to tell your personal story, self-edit you work to assess voice, style, and tone, and sell your essays for publication. Register now!