By Mary O’KEEFE
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Unit is continuing its investigation into the murder of a 33-year-old woman whose body was pushed out of a vehicle on the La Crescenta Avenue offramp of the westbound Foothill (210) freeway on Friday afternoon.
The L.A. County Coroner’s office identified the woman as Adriane Arzumanyan. Her last known address was North Hollywood. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
“There were multiple gun shots [to the victim],” said Ed Winter of the L.A. Coroner’s office.
Witnesses have come forward with information for detectives.
“We have three or four good witnesses,” said Lt. Mike Rosson of LASD homicide unit.
Glendale Police Department initially responded to shots fired at about 5 p.m. According to Acting Watch Sgt. Magana of the CV Sheriff’s, from the preliminary investigation it appeared that a man dumped the woman’s body on the shoulder of the offramp.
A Good Samaritan stopped to help, not knowing exactly what was taking place, Rosson said. The Good Samaritan attempted to use his vehicle to box in the suspect’s vehicle however the man brandished a firearm and the witness moved away.
“The suspect’s vehicle struck the Good Samaritan’s vehicle [as the suspect fled],” said Rosson.
The man then apparently continued up the offramp and returned to the 210 freeway traveling eastbound then southbound on the Glendale (2) freeway.
In its investigation the Glendale Police Department noticed a vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s car.
“They noticed the vehicle had stopped on the freeway near Mountain Street [exit],” Rosson said.
The police found that the suspect with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital.
“His condition [as of Wednesday] is critical but stable. We don’t know his medical prognosis,” Rosson added.
The suspect and the victim were first cousins.
Detectives believe the argument/incident began on the Foothill (210) freeway between Ocean View Boulevard and La Crescenta Avenue exits.
The name of the suspect has yet to be released.
“The [incident] is still under investigation. We are still [performing] search warrants,” Rosson said.
The incident happened during rush hour and with many vehicles on the freeway.
Anyone who may have information is asked to contact the L.A. Sheriff’s Homicide Unit at (323) 890-5500. Reports can be made anonymously.