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No motive or suspects in killing of MTV employee, police say

By Alan Duke, CNN
  • Gabe Ben-Meir's body was found near his Los Angeles apartment Sunday morning
  • Ben-Meir was a music coordinator on several MTV shows

Los Angeles (CNN) -- Los Angeles investigators have no motive or suspect in the shooting death of MTV music coordinator Gabe Ben-Meir, whose body was found on a sidewalk near his apartment Sunday morning, police said.

Ben-Meir, 30, worked as music coordinator and production coordinator on several MTV shows, including "Punk'd" and "Nitro Circus," an MTV spokesman said.

"We are shocked and saddened by the tragic death of Gabe Ben-Meir, who was a valued member of the MTV family and a beloved and dedicated colleague and friend," said MTV Senior Vice President Nathaniel Brown. "Our hearts go out to his family."

Los Angeles Police Detective Paul Funicello told CNN they can't say if it was a robbery, but they are considering "any and all of possibilities."

Investigators expect the autopsy, which has not been completed, will tell them what type of gun was used to shoot Ben-Meir in the head., he said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene after a neighbor who was walking his dog found him on the sidewalk, police said.