Skip To Content
JEWISH. INDEPENDENT. NONPROFIT.

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe
Breaking News

Teen Charged in Miami Beach Murder of Rabbi Joseph Raksin

MIAMI — A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in the 2014 death of Brooklyn Rabbi Joseph Raksin in North Miami Beach.

Deandre Charles was taken into custody on Wednesday morning in connection with the death of Raksin, according to reports confirming the arrest by the Miami-Dade Police Department.

Brooklyn Rabbi Joseph Raksin. Image by Handout

Charles was 14 when he allegedly shot and killed Raksin, 60, of Brooklyn, New York, while the rabbi was walking to synagogue on Aug. 9, 2014. Raksin was in South Florida visiting his family when police believe he was attacked in an attempted robbery.

Police received tips for more than a year about the two possible gunmen but did not have enough information to make an arrest. It is unclear what led to Charles’ arrest.

Engage

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.