(NEWYORK.CBSLOCAL) — NEW YORK — Police in southern Florida say a New York rabbi was fatally shot during a robbery while on vacation.
But as CBS 2’s Steve Langford reported, the rabbi’s family believes it was a hate crime.
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Northeast Miami-Dade County is home to a vibrant Orthodox Jewish community. That community was shattered Saturday after Joseph Raksin was gunned down while on his morning walk to temple.
“I talked a little bit to him. He gave me his name and that he was from New York. And he told me two males were the people that did this,” said witness Jean-Louis Denis.