SUN VALLEY—A Los Angeles area resident was shot and killed last week in the city of Sun Valley. The victim, Oganes Kalpakchyan, was 42 years old.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Bureau Homicide, officers responded to a “Shots Fired” radio call after midnight on May 15. When the officers arrived on the scene of the 12800 block of Cantara Street, they found the victim suffering from a bullet wound. Authorities do not have a suspect description at this time.


Anyone with information on this murder is asked to contact Detective Mark O’Donnell, at (818) 374-9950. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to

Tipsters can also visit, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers.