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Thursday, August 18, 2011

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Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department Hollywood Area detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify and locate a suspect responsible for a shooting death.

Yesterday at about 4:20 p.m., 26-year-old Hollywood resident Mihran Ashikyan was shot while walking on Oxford Avenue near Lemon Grove Avenue.  Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics transported Ashikyan to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

An investigation is ongoing, but at this time, detectives have little information about the suspect, whom they believe is male.  The exact motive for the shooting remains unclear, although it may have been related to a personal dispute.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact LAPD Hollywood Homicide Division at 213-972-2910.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to www.LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.