Aron Aranbayev, a well-known jeweler and owner of Rafaello & Co., a jewelry store on 47th Street in the Diamond District was intentionally struck and killed by a car, reports DNAinfo.
Police say the crime occurred on Sunday at 11:15pm just steps away from his Forest Hills home, shortly after witnesses saw Aranbayev in a verbal altercation with the driver of a car passing by.
According to the victim’s Uncle, Aranbayev was being dropped off from a family member’s funeral when the incident occurred.
Aranbayev was a jeweler to the stars, as his company had clients like Alicia Keys and made the infamous 5 kilo chain Jay-z wore at the So So Def 20th Anniversary Party.
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