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News Release

Thursday, June 6, 2002

Media Relations

Early Morning Shooting Leaves One Dead


Los Angeles: On Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at approximately 1:50 a.m., Los Angeles Police Department Hollywood Area officers responded to a radio call of shots fired in the area of Sunset Boulevard and Hobart Avenue. On arrival, the officers discovered that a shooting had occurred. The victim had been driven away from the location by a friend, who flagged down other officers a short distance away. Los Angeles City Fire Department personnel responded and transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment for a gunshot wound. The victim subsequently expired on Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at approximately 7:35 p.m.

No suspects have been identified and no motive has been established at this time.

The victim has been identified as Armen Ordakyan, 18-years of age, a resident of Los Angeles.

Hollywood Area Homicide Detectives are conducting the investigation and can be reached at 213-485-4321. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.