“Police say 2 of 3 robbery suspects arrested Wednesday have been charged with the execution-style murder of MTV music coordinator Gabriel Aron Ben-Meir,” KTLA News reports. “The 35-year old was shot several times with a shotgun as he walked through a residential area in the 2700 block of West 12th Street about 3:45 a.m. Police say the suspects are also responsible for at least eight robberies in the last two weeks . . .” While it’s hard to imagine a scenario whereby an armed citizen could fight off three shotgun-wielding perps at o’ dark o’ clock, me, I’d like to get free or die trying. Gun control advocates and Mr. Ben-Meir’s friends and family can take solace in the fact that the LAPD didn’t laugh off the murder. “Shotguns are kind of a rare weapon to be used in a street crime, so obviously we’re considering those very seriously,” LAPD Capt. Matt Blake said.