“This has been an incredible trauma, and our thoughts are with our Crew Members and customers. Our focus is on doing whatever we can to support them at this time. We appreciate everything Los Angeles law enforcement did to ensure an end to this ordeal.”

UPDATE: According to ABC 7, police have confirmed that the Trader Joe’s store manager who was killed, identified as Melyda Marciela Corado, was actually shot by police gunfire. Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore has issued the following statement concerning the development:

“I’m sorry to report that we’ve now determined through our forensic investigation that one of the officers’ rounds struck Ms. Corado as she was exiting the market and was in close proximity to Atkins…Ms. Corado ran back into the store and collapsed behind the manager’s desk.”
“I know it is every officer’s worst nightmare to harm an innocent bystander during a violent engagement. I spoke with both these officers this morning. They’re devastated.”
“However, from the information I’ve been provided to this point, I believe my officers’ actions were taken to defend themselves and in direct response to the deadly threat posed by Atkins.”
“As chief of police, I believe it’s what they needed to do in order to defend the people of Los Angeles and to defend the people in that store and to defend themselves.”

According to Moore, more information concerning the officer who shot Corado will be released at a later date.
Trader Joe’s has also issued the following statement:

“We remain heartbroken over the tragic death of Melyda Corado and the trauma our Crew Members and customers have suffered. Mely was a valued and beloved Crew Member. Our sole focus remains on supporting her family and those involved in Saturday’s horrible ordeal in Silver Lake. Out of respect for them, we will not be providing further comment on today’s developments, but do want to again express our appreciation for the overwhelming outpouring of support from customers and Crew Members across the country. The Silver Lake store will remain closed until further notice, to give those involved time to begin to work through what they’ve experienced and to allow us the opportunity to prepare the store for their return.”