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Shooting suspect believed to be in Moscow

Gretchen Hoffman

Glendale Police have identified a suspect in a March 30 shooting

on a Columbus Elementary School basketball court that left a Glendale

man paralyzed from the waist down.


Vigen Andrisian, who also goes by the name of Vigen Uguryan, is

believed to have fled to Moscow, Officer Mike Toledo said. Andrisian,

25, is suspected of shooting 22-year-old Edgar Adzhemyan in the chest

after a fight over fouling in a basketball game escalated.


Witnesses told police that after Andrisian said he was going to

get a gun, he left and returned to the school about 15 minutes later,

firing four to eight shots.

Andrisian was arrested in Moscow on suspicion of trying to enter

the country with false documents.

“We’re trying to get the Moscow authorities to expel him to

another country,” Toledo said. “We’re trying to be there if and when

they expel him.”


If he is brought back to the U.S., he could be charged with

attempted murder.

He is set to appear before a Moscow judge Tuesday. Glendale Police

should know by June 30 whether he will be expelled.

Gretchen Hoffman