Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD), Hollywood Area Detectives, announce the arrest of a shooting suspect.
On May 6, 2023, around 2:25 a.m., Hollywood Area patrol officers responded to a radio call of an ambulance shooting that occurred in an alley near a local restaurant located at the 7800 block of West Sunset Boulevard. The suspect, later identified as, Verdeges Petrosyan, and a female were engaged in a dispute that turned physical. A male bystander attempted to intervene in the altercation and was shot by the suspect. Petrosyan and the female then entered a vehicle and fled the scene. The male victim was transported to a local hospital by the Los Angeles Fire Department Rescue Ambulance and is in stable condition.
Hollywood Detectives and LAPD Gang and Narcotics /U.S. Marshal Apprehension Task Force investigators were able to identify Petrosyan utilizing Department resources. On May 11, 2023, around 2:30 p.m., Petrosyan was located in the 18400 Block of Valerio Street and taken into custody without incident.
Petrosyan is a resident of the City of Reseda and was booked 245(a)(2) PC–Assault with a Deadly Weapon. He is being held on $1,150,000.00 bail, (Booking No. 6602632).
Anyone with information is asked to contact LAPD Hollywood Detectives at (213) 972-2968. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to (213) 972-2971 or 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org . Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.