EAST HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Authorities continue to hunt for the suspect who murdered the owner of a 98 Cents store in East Hollywood Tuesday.
The victim has now been identified as 62-year-old Yeprem Khotsuryan.
Police said that the suspect entered the store — located in the 5000 block of Hollywood Boulevard — before 12:10 p.m. and began firing in what they believe was a botched robbery attempt.
Northeast patrol officers responded to a radio call of an assault with a deadly weapon shooting.
Officials said Khotsuryan was shot multiple times.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The suspect is described as a male, unknown descent, wearing a gray hoodie.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Northeast Division Homicide Detectives DiCroce or Yamada at (323) 344-5744.