Trader Joe's Manager Dead After Gunman Takes Hostages at California Store: Cops

A woman is dead after police say a gunman stormed a Trader Joe's in California and took hostages. The LAPD says it started Saturday when 28-year-old Gene Evan Atkins allegedly shot his grandmother several times, then stole her car and took off with a woman who he was holding hostage. Officers located Atkins on the road and chased him until he crashed the car outside the Trader Joe's in Silver Lake.'s Mara Montalbano ( has more.