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Trader Joe's Shooting: Woman Dead

July 22, 2018

 

Woman killed inside Trader Joe's during standoff, Los Angeles mayor says

 

A woman inside the store was killed, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Saturday at a news conference. The suspect was wounded in his left arm after exchanging shots with police, Garcetti told reporters.

 

• The woman who was killed was store employee Melyda Corado, according to her brother, Albert Corado. She had worked at Trader Joe's for four to five years, he said.'

 

• About 40 people were inside the store in the Silver Lake neighborhood when the armed man entered, Police Chief Michael Moore said.

 

• The suspect, 28, shot his grandmother and a younger female earlier in the day, police said. Earlier, police had described the suspect as being in his late teens.

 

• He ran into the Trader Joe's after crashing his grandmother's car outside the store during a police pursuit, police said.

 

• After talking with hostage negotiators, the suspect handcuffed himself and surrendered outside the store, Moore said.

 

• He said the man shot his grandmother seven times and she has undergone a series of surgeries at a local hospital. Her condition was not given.

 

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