UPDATED: MURDER IN CROWN HEIGHTS

Voz Iz Neias is reporting a murder on Carroll Street between Schenectady and Utica in Crown Heights. A Lubavitch man was apparently shot in the head and his car set on fire.

Anyone have details?

UPDATE: Voz Iz Neis is now reporting the victim’s name, Ephraim Klein, a 47-year-old divorced father of three. Klein lived on Union Street in Crown Heights and was planning a trip to Israel this week for his son’s wedding. He was shot through the arm and chest, apparently in the heart.

$10,000 reward was announced for information leading to the arrest of the assailant(s).

UPDATE 2: Orthomom notes Y-net’s coverage.

UPDATE 3: Shmais has links to all local TV coverage of the murder.

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14 responses to “UPDATED: MURDER IN CROWN HEIGHTS

  1. Anonymous

    A Lubavitcher passed away, you’re probably happy.

  2. Dovid Lerner

    HEY #2 YOU ARE WAY OUT OF LINE!!!

  3. Neo-Conservaguy

    “The motive for the murder is not yet clear, but anti-Semitic sentiments may have played a part.”

    Since no other information is offered to support that statement, it’s nothing more than the writer’s theory at this point. That’s bad journalism and irresponsible as well.

    May Mr. Klein’s family be comforted among the mourners for Zion and Jerusalem.

  4. ah yid

    to # 2. I read comments on http://www.crownheights.info/ and I thought they were reticules but you surpass them all.

  5. Yochanan Lavie

    A fellow Jew has been killed. Baruch Dayan Emet.

  6. Yochanan Lavie

    A fellow Jew has been killed. Baruch Dayan Emet.

  7. Phil

    Let’s assume for a moment that this murder might be anti-Semitic and that Bush, the governor of New York State, the mayor, leading politicians and religious leaders condemn it, attend the funeral, a memorial service and then lead a march accompanied by tens of thousands down Fifth Avenue.
    Is that far-fetched? Damn right it is. But that’s what you get in France and it’s what US Jews demand and expect from France.
    So please, Shmarya, a little more perspective on the emotive stuff on this side of the Atlantic and maybe a closer look at one’s own backyard.

  8. Phil

    Let’s assume for a moment that this murder might be anti-Semitic and that Bush, the governor of New York State, the mayor, leading politicians and religious leaders condemn it, attend the funeral, a memorial service and then lead a march accompanied by tens of thousands down Fifth Avenue.
    Is that far-fetched? Damn right it is. But that’s what you get in France and it’s what US Jews demand and expect from France.
    So please, Shmarya, a little more perspective on the emotive stuff on this side of the Atlantic and maybe a closer look at one’s own backyard.

  9. Anonymous

    I remember Efrayim Klein at Hadar HaTorah 1976-78 and Kfar Chabad 1979. He was a good musician, a clarinetist I think. His brother Baruch runs the luggage store on Kingston Avenue.

  10. Anonymous

    I remember Efrayim Klein at Hadar HaTorah 1976-78 and Kfar Chabad 1979. He was a good musician, a clarinetist I think. His brother Baruch runs the luggage store on Kingston Avenue.

  11. Fern Sidman

    I just returned from being Menachem Ovel at the house of Shiva for Efraim Klein, ZT”L. I know his sister in law. She is married to Efraim’s brother. While I did not know Efraim very well, I did know that he was a true Mench. A very nice, sweet and thoughtful person. A quiet man who was an asset to his community. This tragedy leaves 3 children without a father. His son is scheduled to be married next week in Israel. May Hashem comfort his family and may they know no more sorrow.

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