Thief in law Zap's nephew detained in case of Gyumri firefight
Artem Kazaryan was avoiding law enforcement authorities for more than one month.
Law enforcement officers of Armenia detained 35-year-old Artem Kazaryan - nephew of thief in law Andranik Sogoyan, known in criminal environment as Zap.
Police officers traced Kazaryan almost a month after he was put on the wanted list. The suspected of participation in firefight and wound of a man detained in Yerevan on Bagramyan Avenue.
As the CrimeRussia wrote earlier, the nephew of the thief in law is accused of attempted murder and storage and use of weapon. According to the investigation, on June 25 in the center of Gyumri near Ponchik-Monchik cafe Artem Kazaryan together with his friend 31-year-old Karen Sargsyan entered a conflict with 30-year-old Gevorg Akopyan. During the quarrel Kazaryan shot Akopyan in his stomach. The victim was urgently hospitalized. Doctors managed to save Akopyan. Nothing is still reported on causes of conflict between opponents.
Right after the incident security officers managed to detain Karen Sargsyan famous in criminal environment by nickname Chakhal. He was accused of assistance in attempted murder. It should be noted that earlier the man has already been judged for theft.
The nephew of the thief in law managed to disappear after the incident. On July 2 he was put on the wanted list. To recall, that Andranik Sogoyan also has big problems with the law — in 2013 the court of Prague sentenced him in absentia to 22 years of imprisonment. Such a long term was appointed to the criminal for an attempt to a contract murder of main figure of Russian-speaking criminals of Central Europe businessman Armand Akharonian in 2007. However the murder had not happened. The unlucky mercenary Timur Tretyakov first stabbed another person with a knife, mixing his up with the victim. Doctors managed to save life of the wounded. 14 days later Tretyakov shot the driver of the director of Sazka company, again mistaking him for Armand Akharonian. The killer serves sentence in the Czech prison at present.
In October, 2014 Zap was detained in Yerevan, however subsequently he was released as the Czech Republic and Armenia has no agreement on delivery of criminals. Later the Ministry of Justice of Armenia refused to admit the decision of the Czech court.
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).