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News Release

Friday, May 2, 2014

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Suspect Sought in the Shooting Death of a Business Owner NR14173rh

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department Northeast Homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) who killed 62-year-old Yeprem Khotsuryan.

On April 29, 2014, around 12:10 p.m., Northeast patrol officers responded to a radio call, “Assault With A Deadly Weapon Shooting”, in the 5000 block of Hollywood Boulevard.  Upon the officers arrival, they found the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

The Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

The suspect is described as a male, unknown descent, wearing a gray hoodie.  The motive appears to be robbery.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Northeast Division Homicide Detectives DiCroce or Yamada at 323-344-5744.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).  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, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.”