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News Release

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

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A Verbal Dispute Turns Into Murder

Los Angeles: What began as a verbal dispute among a group of acquaintances suddenly turned to murder when one person was stabbed to death.

On Monday, November 5, 2007, at around 7:40 p.m., a group of nine young men gathered in a parking lot on the southeast corner of Woodman Avenue and Vanowen Street to discuss a previous incident between them. The discussion quickly grew to a physical altercation.

Moments into the fight, two additional males drove up in a black Lexus, got out of the car and began fighting with one of the individuals in the group. One of the two suspects then stabbed the victim, Abraham Polisadzhyan, 19, in the upper torso. After stabbing Polisadzhyan the suspects got back in the Lexus and drove away.

Polisadzhyan was treated by paramedics at scene and transported to a local hospital. He died a short time later from his injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call Van Nuys Homicide Detectives Angel Lopez or Jim Nutall at 818-374-0040. After hours and on weekends, please call the 24-hour Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAW-FULL (529-3855).