Andranik Atshemyan

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MURDER SUSPECT ARRESTED AT CANADIAN BORDER

CBS2, Canada
Nov. 30, 2005

(CBS) GLENDALE, Calif. A Glendale man who fled the scene of a collision that left a Burbank man, 18, dead has been captured at the Canadian border, apparently on his way to Armenia.

Andranik Manukovich Atshemyan, 23, was detained at the Canadian border last week, according to the Burbank Police Department.

Canadian authorities said Atshemyan's travel plans included a flight to Armenia.

The collision occurred Nov. 19 about 9:40 p.m. at Columbus Avenue and Riverdale Drive, police said. The scene left two men in critical condition. Oscar Torres, 18, of Burbank died five days later.

Glendale homicide detectives are expected to return with Atshemyan Tuesday, police said.

The District Attorney's Office has filed murder charges on the case and no bail has been set. Atshemyan is likely to be arraigned Wednesday in Glendale Superior Court.