Monday, July 30, 2018

Los Angeles Trader Joes Standoff

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Saturday July 21, 2018 Los Angeles Trader Joes Standoff Suspect, Gene Evin Atkins shot his grandmother 7 times and then shot, kidnapped and forced his girlfriend into his grandmother's car. Officers tracked the vehicle with lojack and tried to stop the suspect in Hollywood, but the man refused to pull over, During the chase, the suspect fired at officers, shooting out the back window of his car like a gangster from cops and robbers. Then he deliberately crashed into a pole outside the Trader Joe's in the city's Silver Lake section, exchanged gunfire with police who fired back killing a woman employee store employee, Melyda Corado. Then he ran into the store and took 40 to 50 people hostage as officers in riot gear negotiated with the suspect who  made a "series of demands" (2) suspect used the telephone at one point during the ordeal Atkins “asked to speak to his grandmother ‘several’ times.” “He said he would start killing us if he didn’t get to talk to his granny,”   customers and employees jumped out of windows and hid in the store’s freezer (4)  Though it was a  police shooting, the suspect is charged with murder because of the provacative act theory of murder which holds him responsible. (1) 

Job records for Gene Atkins read. Atkins was licensed to work as a security guard through 2017. (4)
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Atkins has a previous arrest for suspicion of vandalism from 2008 for which he was not charged, and his grandmother sought a temporary restraining order against him two years later. (4)  Atkins was taken in by his grandmother as a boy when his father went to prison, (4)  Atkins’ cousin, Charlene Egland, told The Los Angeles Times that “Atkins had been involved in a feud with his grandmother over his girlfriend’s presence at the home Atkins’ mother was a drug addict and his father served a lengthy prison term when Atkins was only 8. ” ABC7 said the suspect might have shot his grandmother because she didn’t want his girlfriend in the house.  (4)
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Alternative theory - domestic violence attack targets his own family as cover story for terrorist crime spree.

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Gene Evin Atkins: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know | Heavy.com https://heavy.com/news/2018/07/gene-evin-atkins/ Jul 22, 2018 - Gene Evin Atkins was named as the suspect accused of going on a shooting rampage that ended with a store employee dead at a Trader Joe's ... taken in by his grandmother as a boy when his father went to prison,

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Criminal record Atkins has a previous arrest for suspicion of vandalism from 2008 for which he was not charged, and his grandmother sought a temporary restraining order against him two years later. (4)
  • Job records for Gene Atkins read. Atkins was licensed to work as a security guard through 2017. (4) 
  • Victim Melyda Corado, a store manager at Trader Joe’s, was the female victim who was shot and killed after the suspect burst into the store (4) 


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Crime in Los Angeles A gunman is arrested for one count of murder after killing a woman then taking dozens of people hostage at a Trader Joe's in Silver Lake, Los AngelesCalifornia(CBS News)  Why suspect faces murder charge although police bullet killed Trader Joe's employee  CNN During that standoff, a store employee, Melyda Corado was struck and ... Atkins crashed the car outside a Trader Joe's and continued shooting at ... "provocative act theory of murder" that allows a person to be charged with murder even though that individual didn't physically commit the act.

The Latest: Authorities say 1 killed in LA market standoff  Sacramento Bee  man had fled from the scene after the Saturday afternoon shooting in South Los Angeles.

Shooting Suspect In Custody After Police Standoff At Los Angeles Trader Joe's - NPR

One dead after standoff at Los Angeles Trader Joe's; suspect surrenders - NBCNews.com

Shooting suspect in standoff at LA market; 1 woman killed - PBS NewsHour



Trader Joe's shooting suspect Gene Evin Atkins was feuding with ...
https://nypost.com/2018/07/.../trader-joes-shooting-suspect-was-feuding-with-grandm...
Jul 22, 2018 - Gene Evin Atkins, 28, had been arguing with his grandmother “on and off for about two or three weeks” before things allegedly came to a head ...

Gene Evin Atkins: Silver Lake Trader Joe's Shooting Suspect Had ...
https://www.newsweek.com/gene-evin-atkins-silver-lake-trader-joes-shooting-suspect-...
Jul 23, 2018 - Gene Evin Atkins, 28, was accused of shooting his grandmother—who had raised him since he was 7—and wounding his girlfriend, before ...

Silver Lake hostage suspect awaits word on criminal charges - Story ...
www.ktvu.com/news/silver-lake-hostage-suspect-identified-gene-evin-atkins-28
Jul 23, 2018 - Gene Evin Atkins, 28, was booked on suspicion of murder stemming from the Saturday death of the store manager who was shot as Atkins ran ...

Trader Joe's gunman identified as Gene Evin Atkins | Daily Mail Online
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5980763/Trader-Joes-gunman-identified.htmlJul 22, 2018 - Gene Evin Atkins, 28, is said to have shot his 76-year-old grandmother at their South Los Angeles home after she complained about his having ...

Trader Joe's shooting started with domestic feud, family says - CBS ...
https://www.cbsnews.com/.../trader-joes-shooting-gene-evin-atkins-silver-lake-los-ang...
Jul 23, 2018 - 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 ...

Gene Evin Atkins Identified as Suspect in Deadly Trader Joe's ...
https://www.theepochtimes.com/gene-evin-atkins-identified-as-suspect-in-deadly-trade...
Jul 22, 2018 - A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder after shooting and killing a Trader Joe's employee in Los Angeles. Gene Evin Atkins is ...



Gene Evin Atkins: Silver Lake Trader Joe's Shooting Suspect Had ...
https://www.newsweek.com/gene-evin-atkins-silver-lake-trader-joes-shooting-suspect-...
Jul 23, 2018 - Gene Evin Atkins, 28, was accused of shooting his grandmother—who had raised him since he was 7—and wounding his girlfriend, before ...

Police bullet killed Trader Joe's employee during LA gunbattle
www.pressdemocrat.com/news/8563255-181/police-bullet-killed-trader-joes
The employee, Melyda Corado, 27, was leaving the store Saturday as the suspect, Gene Evin Atkins, 28, was going into the store after firing two ...