2018-07-22 07:46:50 UTC
Melyda Corado, the store manager at the Trader Joe’s in Silver Lake, was the female victim who was shot and killed after a suspect burst into the store, leading to a tense three-hour standoff that involved multiple hostages. On Facebook, Mely Corado, as she was often called, had shared videos from March for Our Lives, including a well-known speech by Parkland, Florida student anti gun violence activist Emma Gonzalez.
The still unidentified suspect was accused of shooting his grandmother and girlfriend before leading police on a chase that culminated at the Trader Joe’s on the evening of July 21, 2018. The standoff stretched into three hours and led to a frightening situation in which customers and employees jumped out of windows and hid in the store’s freezer. In the end, one employee, Melyda, lay dead.