Aaron Rajman, a 25 year old Lubavitch MMA fighter from Boca Raton, Florida, was fatally shot in a home invasion by unidentified men who broke into his home last night at approximately 10:30 pm.
Police are still trying to determine the cause of the break-in, and whether it was a random robbery gone awry or a targeted attack. Preliminary evidence suggests a targeted attack, as the suspects broke in to the house, shot him, and quickly sped off in a getaway vehicle. No motive for the attack is known at this time.
Rajman was a member of Chabad of West Boca Raton, Florida and was very active in the Jewish community.family according to his family Rabbi, Rabbi Zalmon Bukiet.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is investigated the nature of the home invasion and the case is being investigated as a homicide.
Aaron Rajman interviewed after a recent fight
In an exclusive interview with JBN, fellow MMA fighter and friend of Rajman, Rabbi Yossi Eilfort, said he was saddened by the senseless murder. Eilfort, a self- defense and firearms instructor, said that “Aaron, may his soul Rest In Peace, was very optimistic and devoted young man, he cared a lot about his family and friends and was hoping to develop a career in training future MMA fighters.”
While Eilfort did not want to speculate or reveal personal information he had about this incident, he said “I know it is common place in the MMA world to get involved in mudslinging and petty fights and that has to end.”
MMA fighter Yossi Eilfort
“MMA fighters need to keep themselves safe and need to focus on the high road. They need to understand that MMA is a sport and not an an all around self-defense. My understanding is that several people rushed Rajman and it doesn’t matter how powerful or fast you are, you are not as faster than a bullet.” Eilfort said.
“The only thing that will stop bad guys with guns, is a good guy with a gun and while learning MMA is critical to self-defese, it is also good to train with a firearm.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS