Orthodox Rabbi Murdered In Hollywood

The Jewish Journal reports: Mordechai Bayer, a 50-year-old Los Angeles-based commercial property manager, was shot and killed on Monday, July 19.

At just after noon, Bayer was believed to be attempting to collect rent money from a tenant, Sung Chul Pak, 40, who ran a T-shirt store in the 5400 block of West Sunset Boulevard, when Pak shot Bayer, then turned the gun on himself, committing suicide, according to Lieutenant Bob Binder of the Los Angeles Police Department.

The official police report refers to the crime as a “murder-suicide.”

Bayer lived in Valley Village in the San Fernando Valley. He was married and had six children as well as grandchildren. He was ordained as a rabbi, committed to studying Torah and he frequently held services out of his home, according to Ed Kinsbursky, who knew Bayer personally. Kinsbursky described Bayer as “friendly and outgoing.”

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