A story for every victim

Times coverage: Los Angeles Police offer $50,000 reward in Sun Valley killing

Photo: Vartan Avatyan. Credit: DMV.Authorities on Thursday offered a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for killing a man at a Sun Valley taco stand.

Los Angeles police said they are offering $50,000 for details about the assailant who fatally shot Vartan Avatyan, an 18-year-old white man, Oct. 17.

Avatyan and several friends were at a taco stand about 12:40 a.m. when a man described by witnesses as a Latino walked up and started shooting at him, according to an LAPD news release.

Avatyan, who was wounded, was taken to a hospital, where he died a short time later, police said.

The shooter is believed to have fled the area in a blue compact car.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (818) 623-4075.

Reporter Robert Lopez has more in LA Now: LAPD announces reward in Sun Valley slaying

Photo: Vartan Avatyan. Credit: DMV.

Post a comment

Before you post, here are some answers to frequently asked questions:

Remember, all posts are approved by a Times staffer. Profanity and personal attacks will not be approved.

  Required
  Required
Email addresses are not republished or used for marketing purposes.

One reader comment