This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
Two Arrested in Connection With MTV Employee's Death
An arrest has been made in the shooting death of MTV music coordinator Gabriel Ben-Meir, reports KCBS. Two individuals, Jabaar Vincent Thomas, 26, and Destiny Young, 29, were arrested on Wednesday in connection to nine other robberies involving a shotgun in the Mid-City, Wilshire and Southwest L.A. areas. Since their arrest, police have been looking into the possibility of a link to the murder of 30-year-old Ben-Meir, who was shot in the back of the head while walking to his apartment in the Mid-Wilshire neighborhood on Sunday at 1:00 a.m.
The LA Times reported earlier today that the gun used in Ben-Meir's murder was the same type of weapon used in the other robberies.
Authorities are also looking into the possibility that Thomas, Young and Richard Edward Anderson, 33, who was also arrested on suspicion of robbery, were involved with the shooting death of Marcelo Aragon, 35 on April 30. Aragon was also killed with a shotgun, in the Pico-Union neighborhood.