Chabad MMA Fighter Killed In Home Invasion

With great sadness and pain we inform you of the murder of Aaron Rajman, 25, a member of Chabad of West Boca Raton, Florida, by a number of unidentified men who broke into his home.

Aaron Rajman rose to fame as one of the world’s only Orthodox-Jewish Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said Aaron Rajman was fatally shot Monday night at a home in West Boca.

The shooting occurred around 10:24 p.m. at a home in the 22700 block of 65th Terrace.

PBSO said men entered the home and an altercation ensued that resulted in a person, whose name has not been released, being shot.

The attackers fled in a vehicle in an unknown direction.

PBSO said it is unclear why the men entered the home.

In a written statement just before 9 a.m. Tuesday, PBSO said the victim died, and the case is being investigated as a homicide.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.

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  1. Joe Levin
    Joe Levin says:

    An Orthodox Jewish professional mixed martial arts fighter was shot and killed in his Florida home.

    Aaron Rajman, 25, was killed Monday evening when several men entered his home in West Boca Raton, Florida. They reportedly argued with Rajman, shot him and then left, the Sun-Sentinel newspaper reported, citing the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

    It is not known what they argued about.

    Rajman won several MMA titles as an amateur; he turned professional in 2014 and held a 2-2 record at the time of his death. He is believed to be the only Orthodox Jewish MMA fighter, according to reports.

    Rabbi Zalman Bukiet, director of the Chabad of West Boca Raton, told local television news station WPTV-Ch. 5: “This was a special young man who had a heart of gold. It’s a tragedy.”

    Rajman reportedly studied Torah at the Chabad, and taught children at a local Jewish school, as well as self defense classes for children and Krav Maga techniques to local police.

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