One of the world’s only Orthodox Jewish MMA fighters was shot to death in his home in Florida on Monday night during an alleged home invasion.
According to the Palm Beach Post, an unknown number of men entered 25-year-old Aaron Rajman’s home in Boca Raton, where he lived with his mother and siblings. A fight broke out, shots were fired and Rajman was hit. The assailants fled the scene. Rajman died a short time later.
The incident is being investigated as a homicide, but police reportedly have little information about the suspects.
Rajman was 2-2 in his professional career, according to Sherdog.com, but his impact went deeper than his record. Rajman, known for walking into the ring wearing a yarmulke, represented his Orthodox community in the fighting world. He recently taught krav maga, an Israeli martial art, to some local police.
According to family friend Jonathan Lirette, Rajman was a kind and deeply religious man.
“I don’t understand how somebody could do this to such a great soul,” Lirette told the Palm Beach Post.Rajman trained at American Top Team, one of the best gyms in the world. After his death, fighters took to social media to remember their fallen friend.
This article originally appeared in The New York Post.