The terrifying siege ended nearly three hours later when the suspect stepped out of the store, cuffed hands held high, surrounded by hostages – he had requested handcuffs from officers
He allegedly killed one store employee suspect, but was shot in his left arm, during a shootout with police
The suspect was being chased by police when he fled into a Trader Joe’s after firing at officers
Police helped customers, employees sneak out of store, some were released
Store manager Melyda Corado, a four-year employee at the store was killed in the hostage situation
The suspect is believed to have shot his grandmother and held girlfriend hostage, but when he crashed his car after police pursuit, he shot her and fled into the shop
The suspect, who is 28 years old, allegedly shot his grandmother as many as seven times before holding as many as 50 people in a Trader Joe’s hostage
The store manager was shot dead when a 28-year-old man stormed a Trader Joe’s in Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon and held hostages for three hours before surrendering to police.
The suspect, who is 28 years old, allegedly shot his grandmother as many as seven times before holding as many as 50 people in a Trader Joe’s hostage.
The manager, Mely Corado, was killed early into the hostage situation, police told reporters on Saturday night, and was the only fatality of the day. Mely had worked at Trader Joe’s since 2014.
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LAPD sources told ABC7 Mely was the store manager.
The gunman allegedly shot his grandmother ‘up to seven times’ before fleeing in her car with a woman believed to be his girlfriend, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti said.
Garcetti said the suspect got into an argument with his grandmother about 1.30pm, and the woman believed to be his girlfriend, who was ‘forcibly taken’ with him, was also injured but is expected to survive.
The man’s grandmother was transported to hospital in ‘grave condition’, has undergone several surgeries and remains in a critical condition, LAPD said.
Trader Joe shooting ended the siege when he steps out surrounded by hostages, after first cuffing himself
The man who held up to 50 people hostage at Trader Joe’s and allegedly killed a woman inside, surrendered to police in handcuffs on Saturday evening
The suspect, who is 28 years old, allegedly shot his grandmother as many as seven times before holding as many as 50 people in a Trader Joe’s store hostage. The suspect then stormed the supermarket on Saturday and took dozens of hostages. He is seen being treated for a gunshot wound to his left arm, sustained in a shootout with police
Apparently injured young victim is taken away from the store in a wheelchair with a bandage on their knee