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Death toll in slaying of Armenian family rises to 7 after baby dies of his wounds at hospital

People holds portraits of six dead members of the Avetisyan family during a funeral in the city of Gyumri, Armenia, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. Armenian officials suspect a  Russian soldier of shooting a family of six dead at their home Gyumri early Monday. Police in Armenia have clashed Thursday with protesters demanding the handover of a Russian soldier suspected of murdering a family to Armenian authorities. (AP Photo/PAN Photo, Vahan Stepanyan)

People holds portraits of six dead members of the Avetisyan family during a funeral in the city of Gyumri, Armenia, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. Armenian officials suspect a Russian soldier of shooting a family of six dead at their home Gyumri early Monday. Police in Armenia have clashed Thursday with protesters demanding the handover of a Russian soldier suspected of murdering a family to Armenian authorities. (AP Photo/PAN Photo, Vahan Stepanyan)  (The Associated Press)

The death toll in the slaying of a family in Armenia blamed on a Russian soldier has risen to seven after a 6-month-old infant has died of his wounds.

The soldier serving at a Russian military base in Armenia is suspected of shooting six of the family members dead at their home in Gyumri last week. The baby, the only family member who survived the attack, died Monday at a Yerevan hospital.

The soldier was captured and remained in custody at the Russian military base in Gyumri.

Thousands rallied in Gyumri demanding that the soldier be handed over to Armenian authorities.

Russia, Armenia's main sponsor and ally, has offered condolences and assistance in the investigation. The head of Russia's top state investigative agency arrived in Armenia on Monday.