Arrest: Suspected gunman in quadruple homicide found in Seattle
Posted April 21, 2010, 4:26 p.m.
Nerses Arthur Galstyan, the man suspected of killing four men and wounding two others at a Valley Village restaurant, was found and arrested Tuesday in Seattle.
Galstyan and his brother Samuel, who was with him at the time of the arrest, were taken into custody and expected to be returned to the LAPD by Wednesday.
On April 3, Hayk Yegnanyan, Sarkis Karadjian, Harut Baburyan, and Vardan Tofalyan, were at the Hot Spot Mediterranean Restaurant attending a gathering in honor of a friend when a fight broke out and the men were fatally shot.
Initially authorities were unable to determine the shooter, but a week later, they identified Nerses Arthur Galstyan as the assailant.
Times reporter Richard Winton has more on the story on L.A. Now:
A man wanted in connection with the slaying of four people in a Valley Village restaurant has been captured by federal authorities in the Seattle area.
Nerses Arthur Galstyan, 28, and his brother Samuel Galstyan were taken into custody Tuesday evening in the suburb of Kenmore, law enforcement sources told The Times. The men are expected to be returned as early as Wednesday to the Los Angeles area.
Nerses Arthur Galstyan is suspected in April 3 quadruple shooting. Investigators believe a sudden outburst of anger was behind the attack against six acquaintances at the Hot Spot Mediterranean Restaurant on Riverside Drive in Valley Village.
The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, have not said what role, if any, his brother played in the incident.
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Photo: Neres Galstyan is suspected of killing four men and injuring two others at a Valley Village restaurant April 3, 2010.