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Women killed, gunmen in custody after standoff at LA Trader Joe's

Women killed, gunmen in custody after standoff at LA Trader Joe's

It was not immediately known where the woman was when she was shot.

Authorities said the suspect's grandmother was in critical condition at the hospital and the other woman he shot only suffered a graze wound to her head.

Officers had tracked the auto using a stolen-vehicle tracking system and tried to stop the man in Hollywood, but he refused to pull over, Moore said. The pursuit ended with the auto crashing into a light post outside the Trader Joe's in the Silver Lake neighborhood. Gunshots were fired during the chase.

Los Angeles police identified a gunman Sunday suspected of holding hostages inside a Trader Joe's in Silver Lake that resulted in the death of a woman.

"Yesterday marks the saddest day in Trader Joe's history as we mourn the loss of one of our own", the grocery store chain said in a statement Sunday. He appeared to be handcuffed when he walked out.

Police at the scene said a number of people inside the store were held against their will for three hours.

Don Kohles, 91, told CNN he saw the auto crash into a fire hydrant or a utility pole in front of the Trader Joe's.

Kohles says police fired at the male driver and shattered the store's glass doors. Kohles hurried inside and he and others took cover as the suspect ran in.

Suspect in custody, 1 dead after Trader Joe's barricade situationThe store manager, identified by family members as Melyda Corado, was shot and killed during the incident, possibly in the crossfire between LAPD officers and the suspect.

Kohles he was terrified and others around him were sobbing.

The suspect had a pistol in his hand and "just started opening fire on the police behind him", Field said.

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After shooting his grandmother and his girlfriend at about 1:30 Saturday afternoon, Atkins forced his wounded girlfriend into his grandmother's vehicle and sped across the Mid City of Los Angeles.

Several people ran out of the store when the 28-year-old man entered. "He came out of the auto, the cops were already shooting at him in that instant, right before he came out of the vehicle", said Miguel Jeffrey Trujillo Cerventes, who saw the end of the police chase and the suspect emerge from his auto.

At least one officer is believed to have returned fire during the pursuit, Lopez said.

A scary standoff between police and an armed intruder took place at a Trader Joe's location in Los Angeles, on Saturday. Some employees climbed out a back window on a chain ladder.

SWAT teams joined police in surrounding the supermarket during the hostage situation, and the suspect was eventually apprehended.

Condolences for Corado spread in the neighborhood and on social media.

Another witness, Devin Field, tweeted that he was going inside the Trader Joe's when the auto crashed and the man "got out shooting". He placed a folding storage ladder outside of a window, helping colleagues escape to safety, he told KNBC-TV.

There an "additional gun battle" outside the Trader Joe's, Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore told reporters.

A Trader Joe's employee waits in a parking lot near a Trader Joe's store where a hostage situation unfolded in Los Angeles, California, July 21, 2018.

Around 40 to 50 people were held hostage during the incident, according to the Associated Press. For hours, the incident at a Trader Joe's in Silver Lake paralyzed part of the city and even captured the attention of President Trump. An employee was dragging an injured woman by the hands out of the front door, he said.


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