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Thursday, February 17, 2011

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Murder Suspect Identified Suspect Considered Armed and Dangerous NR11077rf

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) North Hollywood Area detectives have identified a suspect who shot and killed a man and wounded another in a McDonald’s parking lot on Dec. 6, 2010.  

Investigators have identified 27-year-old Andranik Katabyan as the shooting suspect who approached 27-year-old Davit Khachikyan and 24-year-old Ashak Tatoyan at a McDonald’s location in the 12000 block of Victory Boulevard. Katabyan also had an associate with him. A verbal dispute ensued, and Katabyan shot both victims multiple times with a handgun. Khachikyan died from the gunshots, and Tatoyan was wounded and hospitalized.

Katabyan is a male Armenian who stands about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs about 210 to 220 pounds. He is still at large, and detectives consider him armed and dangerous.  

Anyone with information regarding this case, especially the location of the suspects, is asked to call North Hollywood Area Homicide Detectives Mark O’Donnell or Steve Castro at 818-623-4075. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.