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Homicide Investigation Update
Burbank, California – Burbank Police continue to investigate a shooting that occurred in the early morning hours of July 21, 2020, which left two people dead and one in critical condition.
On July 21, at about 1:25 a.m., Burbank Police responded to the 900 block of Cambridge Drive after receiving a report of a possible gun shot heard in the area. Police officers arriving on-scene encountered a man in the driveway of a home suffering from at least one gunshot wound, in addition to a man and woman who were found in an upstairs bedroom, both suffering from gunshot wounds.
The two men were pronounced deceased at the scene. The woman was transported to a local hospital, where she remains in critical condition. Three minors in the home, ages 17, 13 and 7, were taken into protective custody by police and have since been reunited with family.
The man inside the home who was shot to death has been identified as 41-year-old Armen Sahakyan of Burbank. The identity of the woman, who is Sahakyan’s wife, is not being released.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office has identified the man found deceased in the driveway as Edward Lopez, a 34-year-old resident of Los Angeles. Lopez is a suspect in this homicide, which does not appear to be a random act. His motive remains unclear and the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Burbank Police Department Investigations Division, at (818) 238-3210.