Washington harpist is shot dead at work

Washington harpist is shot dead at work


norman lebrecht

August 12, 2022

A man was shot dead on Wednesday afteroon while installing solar panels at homes in Southeast Washington, DC.

He has been named as Aryeh Wolf, 25, from Baltimore, a married man with a baby daughter.

Aryeh was an enthusiastic amateur musician.

Police said a man in a baseball cap ‘walked up, produced a handgun and shot multiple times.’

A suspect profile has been circulated.


  • Robert Holmén says:


    The police have unusually clear surveillance video of a “person of interest” so he will probably be apprehended soon.


  • Helene Kamioner says:

    and the horror continues with no end in sight

  • Helene Kamioner says:

    From The Washington Post

    Police identified the victim as Aryeh Wolf, who lived in Northwest Baltimore with his wife and their daughter, born less than a year ago. The killing shook the city’s Jewish population, with a live stream of Wolf’s funeral online Thursday drawing more than 1,500 viewers. It was officiated by a rabbi who buried the victim’s great-grandparents.

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  • Patrick says:

    So tragic. May he RIP.

    And here in the USA, can we try to do something about the oceans of firearms available?

    • PaulD says:

      How about we deal with the oceans of criminals roaming our streets?

      • Hugo Preuß says:

        Knee jerk response from the gun nuts. Look at the statistics, pal. There are criminals everywhere, but (almost) only in the US everyone has unlimited access to guns. But people like you think that mass shootings every other day, a gazillion of gun related murders and suicides are a small prize to pay for the Second Amendment in its most radiical reading. Enjoy the blessings of liberty.

        • PaulD says:

          There are oceans of firearms in my Rocky Mountain state, yet I can walk around its capital city without fear. Unlike some cities, nobody here has been shot over cold French fries.

        • Hayne says:

          US as a whole has the same or less killings as European countries…except for one factor. You know it but you want to blame innocent law abiding citizens. Why the anger?

          • Tweettweet says:

            @Hayne: there is no European country, except for Ukraine and Russia, where the homocide rate per capita is higher than the USA.

          • Hayne says:

            “…except for one factor.” Whites in the US have a comparable or even lower homicide rate than Europe. When blacks are factored in, this is what changes the numbers. It is a cultural thing for a large part of them. My opinion is this stemmed from the welfare state which started in the ’60s and created fatherless homes.
            Libs love to use the statistics without regard to demographics.

    • E Rand says:

      There have been oceans of firearms since our founding. Teenage boys used to take their rifles to High School shop class to work on the stocks. What changed?
      Let’s instead do something about Leftist prosecutors and Democrat policy which is rotting out cities and handing them over to violent, nihilistic zombies.

  • Sixtus Beckmesser says:

    This is a shocking crime yet I could find no mention of it in the Washington Post. Why?

  • Sixtus Beckmesser says:

    Please disregard my earlier comment. The Washington Post indeed covered this crime.

  • MMcGrath says:

    A gravely ill society. May his family be able to find peace.

  • Helene Kamioner says:

    Victim’s family says killing of Baltimore Jewish man was antisemitic hate crime

    Family of Aryeh Wolf, Orthodox Jewish man shot and killed from behind in DC, says killing was an antisemitic hate crime