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Barrage of gunfire tied to business dispute, police say

August 8, 2011 |  2:20 pm

Colorado A 42-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of firing a barrage of bullets at a Glendale businessman over what detectives believe is a deal gone bad, police said.

Police detectives took Aram Varikyan into custody Saturday, a day after he allegedly fired several rounds from his vehicle at the businessman near the 400 block of West Colorado Street in Glendale, Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.

The shooting occurred about 4:53 p.m. Friday, when the businessman, whose name wasn't released, had just driven into the rear parking lot of NLE Systems, police said. Moments later, witnesses told police, a silver Volkswagen Jetta pulled up, the driver leaned out of the car, pointed a gun at the man and fired numerous shots, striking the vehicle and windshield, Lorenz told the Glendale News-Press.

A large apartment complex in the 400 block of Oak Street was also hit, Lorenz said, but no one was injured.

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