In Los Angeles, CA authorities have charged Nerses Galstyan for the shooting earlier this month at The Hot Spot Cafe in North Hollywood which left four dead, and allege he was motivated by lack of respect from the victims as reported by Richard Winton for the Los Angeles Times:
"He was apparently tired of being humiliated and forced to do menial tasks, said Capt. Kevin McClure of the LAPD's Robbery-Homicide Division. * * * Hayk Yegnanyan, 25; Sarkis Karadjian, 26; Harut Baburyan, 28; and Vardan Tofalyan, 31, were killed in the shooting, police said. Two other men were wounded. Some of the men had allegedly been active in organized crime and gun running and had convictions for fraud and weapons violations, police said. But the shooting evolved from a personal dispute, police said.
And while most of the victims were Armenian and had associated with gangs, officials do not believe the shootings were related to gang affiliation or organized crime. "This was a celebration where people got into a conflict over issues that many people get in conflicts over," Police Chief Charlie Beck said. "We are not going to give out details about the exact nature of the relationships, but suffice it to say that the organized crime issue is not paramount." Law enforcement officials estimate more than 2,500 members and associates of Russian and Armenian organized-crime syndicates operate in the county, twice as many as a decade ago.