Suspect Wanted for Hit and Run Collision That Left Two Victims Dead NR17030lp

January 26, 2017

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles
Police Department West Traffic Division detectives are asking for
the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to
the arrest of Arsen Akopyan, who was involved in a hit and run
traffic collision that killed two of his passengers.

On Saturday, October 15, 2016, around 2:30 a.m., West Traffic
Division Officers responded to an “Ambulance Traffic” radio call in
the intersection of Wilton Place and 3rd Street. When officers
arrived they found that the vehicle involved in the traffic
collision was on fire. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to
the location and extinguished the car fire. Once the fire had been
put out, two bodies were discovered in the back seat of the
vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, later identified as Arsen
Akopyan, fled the scene and did not render aid to the

Arsen Akopyan is described as a 34-year-old male, Caucasian, with
hazel eyes and brown hair. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs
approximately 200 lbs.

On April 15, 2015, the City Council amended the Los Angeles
Administrative Code and created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust
Fund. A reward of up to $50,000 is available to community members
who provide information leading to the offender’s identification,
apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact
West Traffic Division Detectives, Detective McQueen at (213)
473-0233. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA
Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go
directly to Tipsters may also visit, 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.