GLENDALE : News Conference on Killing to Be Held

Police are scheduled to hold a news conference today to discuss evidence from the execution-style killing of a Studio City man outside his garment factory in Glendale, officials said.

Hakop Antonyan, 39, was found shot in the torso on Nov. 2 at Gaha Inc., 546 W. Garfield Ave.

A new, unlicensed Mercedes-Benz was also discovered parked outside the business, with its driver-side door-window shattered.

Antonyan was taken to County-USC Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, said Glendale Police Sgt. Lief Nicolaisen. An autopsy report revealed that the businessman died of multiple gunshot wounds.

According to a statement issued by police Tuesday, investigators are asking the public's help in finding Antonyan's assailant.

"We expect that the family will offer a $25,000 reward" for information leading to the suspect's arrest and conviction, Nicolaisen said.

Since the fatal shooting, police have made one arrest and seized a vehicle in connection with the killing. Nicolaisen declined to comment further or release the name of the suspect who was arrested.

During today's news conference, investigators are expected to show photos of the crime scene and the vehicle believed to have been used in Nov. 2 case, the statement said. Police are also scheduled to make available a composite sketch of the suspect.

Family members of the victim declined to comment Tuesday on recent developments in the case.

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