While Karaivaz, a police courthouse reporter working on Star TV, was returning to his home in Athens-Alimos after the live broadcast, he was attacked by two unidentified people on motorcycles after parting his vehicle. 17 empty cartridges were found at the crime scene. The journalist, who was hit by six bullets in his body, died.
Karaivaz has worked for various channels as a police courthouse reporter since the 1990s. He also made special news on his website.
He was married and the father of a child, the experienced journalist drowned the Greek press world.