Shooting at Phoenicia Restaurant – Suspects Arrested

On April 22 at approximately 1 a.m., an altercation occurred at the Phoenicia Restaurant, located at 343 N. Central Ave., leading to two individuals sustaining gunshot injuries. Both injured males sought immediate medical care at nearby hospitals and are listed in stable condition.

Detectives from the Glendale Police Dept. immediately responded and actively began investigating the incident. Through various eyewitness accounts, detectives were able to identify and arrest two people involved in the shooting. Detectives identified 43-year-old Emil Ayrapetian of Los Angeles and 40-year-old Vardan Amolikyan of Glendale as the suspects in question. The preliminary investigation has found this event to be an isolated incident, and there is no ongoing threat to public safety. GPD will keep the public informed as new information becomes available.

The GPD also requests the public’s assistance with this ongoing investigation. Anyone who has any information, witnessed the event, or have any relevant footage or photos should contact the Glendale Police Dept. at (818) 548-4840 or submit an anonymous tip through its hotline at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).