Little Armenia shooting probed for link to 2008 double homicide

Los Angeles Times , CA
March 28 2010

Little Armenia shooting death probed for link to unsolved 2008 double homicide

March 28, 2010 | 12:21 pm

Authorities continued Sunday to investigate the Little Armenia
shooting death of a 38-year-old woman whose murder is believed to be
connected to an unsolved 2008 double homicide.

Officers responding to a call in the 5800 block of Lexington Avenue
about 8:20 p.m. Friday discovered Karine Hakobyan’s body in the
driver’s seat of her Honda CRV, Los Angeles police said.

Homicide detectives determined that Hakobyan was a relative of Khachik
Safaryan, 43, and his 8-year-old daughter Lusine, who were found shot
to death Dec. 11, 2008, inside their home in the 1200 block of
Tamarind Avenue. No one has been charged with their murders.
Hakobyan’s vehicle was found about two blocks away from Safaryan’s
home.

Robbery-homicide detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department are
investigating the case. Anyone with information about this incident is
asked to call (877) LAPD-24-7. Anonymous tipsters may call (800)
222-8477.

— Corina Knoll

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