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
He is set to appear before a Moscow judge Tuesday. Glendale Police
should know by June 30 whether he will be expelled.