VAN NUYS ( — Police are asking for the public’s help in their search for the suspect responsible for the murder of a 28-year-old man who was shot Monday in a Van Nuys parking lot.

Sevada Aghazarian was in the parking lot in the 13640 block of Burbank Boulevard when he was confronted by the suspect at approximately 6:10 p.m., according to a LAPD spokesperson.

The suspect produced a semi-automatic handgun and fired numerous times, striking the victim in the torso.

L.A. Fire Department personnel responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital, where he died a short time later from his injuries.

The suspect is described as a male Armenian, around 35 years of age.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Van Nuys Homicide Detectives J. Nuttall or M. Martinez 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, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips.”


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