By Armen Zakarian
The head of a village administration in southern Armenia was gunned down late Tuesday in an apparent dispute over the ownership of a local retail market.
Police confirmed on Wednesday that Zorik Badalian, who ran the village of Norapat, was shot in the chest from an assault rifle and died shortly after being taken to hospital. An interior ministry spokesman told RFE/RL that the incident took place in the city of in Armavir, the administrative center of the eponymous province. The official said Badalian, 51, was killed by a resident of the neighboring Janfida village who was arrested after midnight.