Suspect in fatal Fresno shooting located, arrested same day in Las Vegas
Above: Anthony Taschcian booking photo | Fresno PD
Fresno police have announced the arrest of a man accused of shooting another man during an argument.
On the morning of Monday, April 25, officers responded to an apartment on the 6200 block of North Palm Avenue to investigate a report of an audible argument followed by the sound of a gunshot, police said.
At the apartment, officers found 37-year-old Stepan Hambartsumyan with a gunshot wound to his upper torso. He was ultimately pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Homicide detectives soon identified 23-year-old Anthony Taschcian as the primary suspect. Police say that Hambartsumyan had been visiting a tenant when three other men showed up, one of them being Taschcian, who was armed.
Police believe an argument broke out between Hambartsumyan and Taschcian, and escalated to the point of Taschcian allegedly drawing his gun and fatally shooting Hambartsumyan.
Later that same morning, authorities located and arrested Taschcian at a motel in Las Vegas, Nevada. At press time, he was being held at the Clark County Jail in Nevada on suspicion of murder. The investigation is still in its early stages, police said.