Man Kills 2 Family Members and Himself Near Wife’s Grave in Ontario


A man fatally shot two family members near his late wife’s grave in an Ontario cemetery before taking his own life, authorities said Sunday.

Karapet Kalajian, 71, was waiting in his car at Bellevue Memorial Park on Saturday — the eve of the anniversary of his wife’s death — when three family members arrived in another car, Ontario police Sgt. Jeff Higbee said.

The three relatives walked toward the grave of Kalajian’s wife, who died Jan 3, 2011, after succumbing to complications from cancer, Higbee said.

Kalajian then stepped from his car and walked toward his wife’s sister, Hripsime Minasyan, 59, and her husband, Misak Minasyan, 60, and opened fire. The couple, who lived in North Hollywood, died from their injuries.

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SOURCE: LA Times, Matt Hamilton