(JTA) -- A suspect has been arrested in the shooting death in New York of a former hip-hop musician turned Orthodox Jew.
Police on Wednesday arrested Eion Klass in the death of Yoseph Robinson, 34, who was shot to death last week at a kosher liquor store in Brooklyn where he worked as a clerk.He died trying to protect his girlfriend during an attempted robbery.
Robinson, born in Jamaica, had recently converted and become an Orthodox Jew.
Klass was released from state prison in October 2009 after serving 11 years for attempted murder, the New York Daily News reported.
ADD YOUR COMMENT
The Jewish Week feels comments create a valuable conversation and wants to feature your thoughts on our website. To make everyone feel welcome, we won't publish comments that are profane, irrelevant, promotional or make personal attacks.