Businessman, former owner of Marco Polo Café in Yerevan Armen Sahakyan, who moved to the US a few years ago and was better known in Yerevan with his nickname ‘Vietnam’, was murdered in his house in Los Angeles today, freenews.am reported, adding that Sahakyan’s wife was severely wounded during the shooting.
“Armen Sahakyan was also the owner of Noyan Tapan Bookstore and was killed by two Mexican hirelings. Sahakyan managed to shoot and kill one of the hirelings, but unfortunately, the other Mexican succeeded in killing the businessman and severely wounding the latter’s wife and left the scene. The wife is currently at the hospital where doctors are trying to save her life,” freenews.am reports.
According to freenews.am, rumor in the Armenian community has it that the murder was ordered by the local Armenians. The businessman had three underage children.