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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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Van Nuys:  Los Angeles Police Department Van Nuys Division detectives responded to a shooting call and found that the owner of the house had shot a suspect identified as Grachia Nalbanyan.

On Monday, September 16, 2014, around 11:10 p.m., Grachia Nalbanyan a 25 year old Glendale resident entered the victim’s home. The homeowner confronted Nalbanyan and shot him with a handgun after Nalbanyan attacked the victim. Nalbanyan was arrested for 245 PC Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Nalbanyan is currently on Federal Probation for possession of firearms.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported Nalbanyan to a local hospital. Nalbanyan was cleared for booking and was transported to the County Jail where he will continue to receive treatment for his injury.  

Anyone with information about the Home Invasion is urged to call the Van Nuys Detective Desk at  818-374-0040.  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 www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.”

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