SILBERSEE, LOS ANGELES (KABC) –
A woman is found dead after executing a kidnapping with a gunman and chase suspect who arrested several people in a Trader Joe's at Silver Lake on Saturday
The suspect is in custody after surrendering to police in the hours-long barricade. Many hostages were also discovered with outstretched hands.
He continued to capture several victims as hostage in this location. Through the hard work of several LAPD units, the suspect left the location and asked for handcuffs and detention.
– LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) July 22, 2018  Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and LAPD boss Michel Moore said at an afternoon press conference that the killed woman was fatally hit and at the scene of the accident was declared dead.
Family members of the victim identified her as Melyda Corado, who was a clerk in the supermarket. A LAPD source said she was the store manager.
Los Angeles police said the incident started a family dispute at about 1:30 pm. in the 1600th Street of the 32nd Street in Los Angeles, where the suspect has shot his grandmother and another female victim, the police said
The grandmother suffered about seven bullet wounds and was in a critical condition in a nearby hospital
The suspect fled his grandmother's Toyota Camry in 2015 and took away the injured female victim. The police said she has suffered a grass wound on her head and is expected to survive.
Officers were able to track the car with the help of LoJack – a stolen vehicle tracking system – and officers tried to stop the car in Hollywood, but the man refused (19459002) During the chase, the suspect shot at the officers and fired from the back window of his car before bouncing off a pole in front of the supermarket, and there was a shoot-out related to the officer.
The suspect, who suffered a bullet wound on his arm, ran into Trader Joe's, located in the 2700 block of Hyperion Avenue, where several SWAT officers and an armored vehicle surrounded the building.
Terrified customers and workers took cover as police officers Bullets fired at the suspect shattered the glass doors of the store. Some in the supermarket climbed out the windows as dozens of police, firefighters, and 18 ambulances gathered to prepare for mass sacrifices.
The police believe that the deceased victim was shot in the shop, possibly during a shootout between officers and suspect. Officers tried to help her with the scene, but she died of her injuries.
Watching Los Angeles possible hostage situation very close. Active barricaded suspect. L.A.P.D.
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2018
Arriving at the supermarket, the suspect took clients and employees hostage and "held them against their will," he told Moore
He added that several law enforcement officers and rescue teams were able to rescue a number of people through other entry points in the business. He said the suspect also released some people.
The suspect made "a series of demands" during the stalemate, but the crisis negotiators believed they could move him to a peaceful handover, Moore said.
"Our hostage-takers believed he had a good relationship with him," the boss said.
The hostage-taking ended around 18:30, about three hours after the beginning of the ordeal, with the help of negotiators of the crisis. The suspect went out with the rest of the hostages and asked for handcuffs.
The unidentified man, whom the police later told him to be around 28 years old, was arrested without further incident.
Initial estimates suggest About 40 people were in the supermarket during the incident, including children.
Los Angeles Fire Department officials said they had examined a total of 10 patients who had not been shot dead. Six people were transported in reasonable condition and not life-threatening injuries. These included the suspect, a 20-year-old woman, a 12-year-old boy, a 41-year-old woman, a 71-year-old woman, and an 81-year-old woman.
Family Reunion For family members affected by the barricade situation, LAPD Northeast Station is located at 3353 N. San Fernando Road. You can also call 323-561-3211.
Garcetti congratulated police and firefighters on their work and mourned the loss of life to the dealer Joe, whom he and his wife regularly bought while living in the neighborhood.
The heroism shown today was unsurpassed, and the teams that were able to respond, secure the perimeter, and talk to the suspect certainly saved lives today, "he said, adding: "Our Hearts Go To All Who Have Been Traumatized
Moore later tweeted a tribute to those affected by the incident: " The destructive and tragic consequences that a person can bring with us are also in the foreground tonight like the bravery and devotion of our men and women who sought to protect so many innocent people – our thoughts, prayers and hearts are fully influenced by this pointless incident. "
The destructive and tragic consequences of which one person can bring with him, stand in the foreground tonight, how is the courage and devotion of our men and women who sought so many innocent ones Protecting People – Our thoughts, prayers and hearts are affected by this meaningless incident with all pic.twitter.com/NFXrM52tm3
– Chief Michel Moore (@LAPDChiefMoore) July 22, 2018
Trader Joes also published a statement on the deadly hostage-taking:
"Our hearts are broken, what happened today. That was an incredible trauma and our thoughts are with our crew members and customers. Our focus is on doing everything possible to support them during this time. We appreciate everything law enforcement agencies in Los Angeles have done to end this ordeal.
The public is still being asked to avoid the area of Hyperion Avenue and Griffith Park Boulevard as the investigations continue at night and early in the morning, officials said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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