Trader Joe's workers pay tribute to Melyda Corado, killed in Silver Lake store standoff

GLENDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- Trader Joe's workers around the country are wearing red shirts and ribbons in remembrance of Melyda Corado, the store manager who was killed during a hostage standoff at a store in Silver Lake one week ago.

The shooting happened last Saturday. A gunman being pursued by police bailed out of a car and ran into the store. Corado was struck by an officer's bullet during a gun battle, authorities said.

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"I drive by that Trader Joe's almost every day going to work, and it just touches my heart every time I see the wall full of flowers. It was very, very sad to hear the news," said Sunland resident Lusine Madaryan.

There's a large memorial of flowers and messages lining the sidewalk outside the Silver Lake grocery store.

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Trader Joe's manager Melyda Corado was shot and killed at the Silver Lake store after a hostage situation with a shooting suspect.

In Glendale and at other stores, customers moved by Corado's death comforted workers and stopped to leave messages on a "wall of love."

"We think of other people as humans. They don't have to be our co-workers, our family members," said Glendale resident Khalida Anwar. "...Any human being, you have to think of them. It could be our sister our mother."

The Corado family plans to hold a celebration of her life Sunday at 10 a.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery in the Hollywood Hills. They said anyone who wishes to attend the gathering is welcome.

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It was a terrifying day for friends and families of those caught in the middle of a deadly hostage situation involving an armed suspect inside a Trader Joe's supermarket store in Silver Lake on Saturday.

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