LA Police Arrest Gunman after Deadly Shop Siege

The police in Los Angeles have arrested a suspect who earlier barricaded himself in a shop holding about 40 people inside.

People were seen fleeing the Trader Joe’s supermarket, some jumping from windows following the mayhem.

“We have successfully taken the suspect into custody without incident,” the LAPD tweeted after a three-hour siege.

The suspect, who is believed to a 28-year-old African-American, gave himself up after crisis negotiations with police in the Silverlake area, the LAPD added.

He had earlier fired shots as police pursued his car, and then crashed the car and ran inside the shop after shooting two women.

Suspect being led away by cops

The suspect had asked that he put handcuffs on himself before leaving the shop, the LAPD said. He had an arm injury.

A young woman inside Trader Joe’s was shot and killed by the suspect, police said. She has not been identified.

“I regret to inform you that there is one fatality that occurred inside, of a woman,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said.

Helicopter news footage showed two children being carried to safety by heavily armed police officers, who claimed the suspect also released some people himself.

A grandmother, shot a number of times, was in a critical condition, police said.

US President Donald Trump tweeted that he was watching the situation “very closely”, as the country grapples with yet another gun violence.

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