LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Protesters gathered in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles on Sunday in memory of a Trader Joe’s employee who was killed nearly two years ago during a hostage situation.
The deadly shootout happened on July 21, 2018, at the Trader Joe’s on Hyperion Avenue.READ MORE: Fontana Softball Coach Osbaldo Gonzalez Arrested For Allegedly Molesting 3 Of His Players
The Los Angeles Police Department was pursuing armed suspect Gene Atkins, who later crashed a vehicle outside the grocery store and ran inside, where he exchanged fire with police.READ MORE: Petition Launched To Help Save Hollywood's Cinerama Dome
One of the LAPD officer’s bullets hit Trader Joe’s manager Melyda “Mely” Corado, who was inside the store at the time.
Protesters on Sunday marched through the neighborhood in Corado’s memory and called for police officers to be held accountable in her death.MORE NEWS: Jauhar Tajuddin Shuaib Of Irvine Faces Hate Crime Charge After Allegedly Punching Woman, Hurling Racial Comments At Her
The “March for Mely” protest started around 2 p.m. from city hall to the Trader Joe’s location.