BALTIMORE (VINnews) — The Baltimore Jewish community remains in shock, after the devastating murder of Aryeh Wolf z”l.
Aryeh, 25, was shot last Wednesday while installing solar panels in a dangerous neighborhood of Washington DC. The African-American shooter fled the scene without taking any of the victim’s belongings, ruling out robbery as the motive.
It should be noted that the suspect, whose image can be seen clearly on surveillance footage, is still on the loose and highly dangerous.
According to reports, witnesses heard five gunshots, and saw Mr. Wolf lying on the ground. He was rushed to the hospital, but tragically could not be saved. The police published a video where the killer is seen fleeing the scene with a gun.
Mr. Wolf’s relatives are offering a 25,000 dollar reward for any information that leads to the killer’s arrest.
The family, according to media reports, said that the victim never had any prior interaction or communication with the murderer, and they believe this was a hate crime.
Mr. Wolf was described as selfless. He was a devoted volunteer who assisted many in his community, as well as a counselor in Camp Simcha.
At his levaya, his father said: “All the people who were privileged to know you are heartbroken.”
Camp Simcha released the following statement: “It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the tragic death of Aryeh Wolf, a beloved former Camp Simcha counselor who we will always remember for his dedication to helping others. We are shocked and devastated by this news and extend our sincerest condolences to his family and loved ones.”
Yaakov Langer, a friend of Mr. Wolf, said: “Who could have imagined something so horrible. Aryeh was a pure soul. A calm, fun and kind person. The kids at ‘Camp Simcha’ loved him. We’ll miss you, Aryeh. We won’t forget you. G-d give strength to his family, his wife and his son.”