Crime & Justice

Man sought in series of violent crimes across LA area

Authorities are seeking Artyom Gasparyan, who is suspected of robbery, carjacking and attempted murder in Burbank, Van Nuys, Long Beach and Carson.
Authorities are seeking Artyom Gasparyan, who is suspected of robbery, carjacking and attempted murder in Burbank, Van Nuys, Long Beach and Carson.
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Los Angeles police are searching for a 32-year-old man suspected in a series of violent crimes over the past month including robbery, carjacking and attempted murder.

Officials say Artyom Gasparyan is most recently linked to a police pursuit Friday that began in Carson and ended with a standoff in Long Beach, where a man suspected of being Gasparyan's accomplice fled in a stolen vehicle.

 

That accomplice, identified by the LAPD as Daniel Ramirez, was taken into custody after police say he ran into a home, shot two men, stabbed another and then turned the gun on himself.

The Los Angeles Times reported Saturday that Burbank police also suspect Gasparyan in a Dec. 30 fatal shooting in Van Nuys and a Dec. 9 double shooting in Burbank.