Vardan Amolikyan and Emil Ayrapetian shooter, Shooting at Phoenicia Restaurant – Suspects Arrested

Law enforcement officials have successfully detained and identified two suspects believed to be involved in a violent shooting incident that took place at the Phoenicia Restaurant.

Around 1:00 AM on April 22, 2023, an incident took place at Phoenicia Restaurant situated at 343 N Central Ave., resulting in two men getting shot. Emergency medical aid was promptly provided to both victims, and they are currently on the mend and in a stable state.

The Glendale Police Department acted swiftly in response to a shooting incident, launching a thorough investigation. Based on eyewitness accounts, two individuals were taken into custody in connection with the crime. The suspects were identified as Emil Ayrapetian, aged 43 years from Los Angeles, CA, and Vardan Amolikyan, aged 40 years from Glendale, CA. According to the preliminary investigation, the incident appears to be an isolated event, and there is no immediate danger to the public. As further updates emerge, the authorities will provide timely information to the public.

Assistance from the general public is imperative for the Glendale Police Department’s ongoing investigation. Those who possess information or were witness to the incident are requested to contact the department at (818) 548-4840 or share any relevant footage or photos. Anonymous tips can also be submitted through the hotline at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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