Breaking News!!: Sliver Lake, CA: Armed gunman arrested following a double shooting, police pursuit, and hostage barricade standoff inside a Trader Joe grocery store.
An armed gunman has been arrested following a double shooting in South Los Angeles, California, a police pursuit, and hostage barricade standoff inside a Trader Joe grocery store in Sliver Lake, California on Saturday, July 21st, 2018.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, a suspect described as a man in his late teens allegedly shot his grandmother and another woman in South Los Angeles, California at around 1:30pm PT and fled in a 2015 Toyota Camry leading to a police pursuit.
During the police pursuit, the suspect allegedly shot at officers, but no officers were injured.
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The police pursuit ended up in Silver Lake, California, where the suspect crashed the vehicle outside the Trader Joe’s grocery store, located at 2738 Hyperion Avenue, in Sliver Lake, California before entering the store.
Some people and employees inside the Trader Joe’s grocery store were able to get out, but the suspect remained inside with others as of 4:45pm PT.
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The Los Angeles Police Department has confirmed that they were in contact with the suspect sometime before 6:00pm PT.
Officers in tactical gear were deployed to the scene.
Some of the hostages inside the Trader Joe’s grocery store were seen being released.
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Just moments ago, the Los Angeles Police Department has confirmed that the suspect has been arrested following a nearly 4 hour hostage barricade standoff.
The suspect exited the Trader Joe’s grocery store with other hostages and was immediately taken into police custody without incident.
“We have successfully taken the suspect into custody without incident. The situation remains fluid as officers move forward clearing the location,” the Los Angeles Police Department tweeted on their official Twitter page.
The rest of the hostages were seen exiting the Trader Joe’s grocery store shortly after the arrest.
Sadly moments ago, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti confirmed to the news media that a woman has died in the Trader Joe’s grocery store barricade standoff.
The Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore confirmed the woman was the only fatality.
ABC affiliate KABC Channel 7 is reporting that family members of the victim identified the woman as Melyda Corado, an employee at the Trader Joe’s grocery store. An LAPD source said she was the store manager.
For anybody involved in the incident, the family reunification center is Los Angeles Police Department Headquarters Northeast Division, located at 3353 North San Fernando Road, in Los Angeles, California.
The number to call for further support information on the incident is: 1 (323) 561-3211.
** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of the victim in the Trader Joe’s grocery store barricade standoff. **
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