Trader Joe's store manager shot dead during police standoff in California

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A gunman who took hostages inside a supermarket in the USA district of Silver Lake in Los Angeles was successfully nabbed by the police after a three-hour operation on Saturday, AP reported.

"Inside the store a young woman was shot and killed", Moore said, adding that officers rescued her, but she could not be revived.

Police in Los Angeles have arrested a gunman who took hostages and barricaded himself inside a grocery store on Saturday for three hours, fatally shooting a woman inside.

Friends and family confirmed to multiple media outlets that Melyda Corado died during a shootout Saturday between police and a man who has not been publicly identified.

Egland said she heard about six gunshots before another cousin came running from the porch and shouted to Egland, "I think Gene shot my mama!" She worked at the store for several years. "My baby sister. My world", he tweeted, according to local reports. Gene Evin Atkins, 28, was booked Sunday on suspicion of murder after an explosion of violence that a relative said may have been brewing for weeks. The grandmother was listed in critical condition.

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A suspect being pursued by police crashed his vehicle, got out and ran into the store on Hyperion Avenue in the Silver Lake neighborhood, LAPD Officer Mike Lopez told CNN.

Around 1:30 p.m., police spotted the suspect driving his grandmother's vehicle in the Hollywood area and a pursuit began.

People frantically tried to flee from the store and some were seen climbing through windows, jumping down about 8 feet (2.44 meters), and others darted through the back door.

Police officers were seen carrying children from the scene of the shooting while terrified shoppers escaped the Trader Joe's store through a side window and down a ladder.

Eventually, the suspect and the four hostages exited the store. He was immediately taken into custody.

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"The heroism that was shown today was second to none, and the teams that were able to respond, secure the perimeter and engage in conversation with the suspect no doubt saved lives today", he said. Kohles hurried inside, and he and others took cover as the man ran in. "They helped carry me across the parking lot and they sort of tossed me over a wall".

Lopez said customers ran out of the Trader Joe's. One person, an employee, was dragging an injured woman by the hands. The employee did not appear to be hurt, Kohles said. She said a man opened fire and officers fired back.

The suspect remained inside the Trader Joe's for about three hours before surrendering to police late Saturday. The suspect then crashed his vehicle at which point an officer involved shooting occurred. During the chase, the suspect fired at officers, shooting out the back window of his vehicle. There was no update on her condition on Sunday, they said.

One woman who was injured was taken to the hospital in stable condition, according to David Ortiz, a fire department spokesman, though it was unclear how she was injured.

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