The Silver Lake Trader Joe’s is collecting contributions for the children of former employee Michael “Micky” David, who was gunned down May 7 in Echo Park as he was being chased down Sunset Boulevard by his attackers. The Silver Lake store, where the 30-year-old David worked for 2-1/2 years, set up a trust fund to collect donations from fellow employees as well as customers. Anyone who is interested in making contributions should make checks payable to the “Michael David Memorial Fund” and leave them at the “Captain’s Desk” near the entrance, according to notices posted in the store. The notices, which feature a photo of David and the words “In Memory of Mickey,” say:
The senseless loss of this charming, giving and fun-loving member of the Trader Joe’s family has left us deeply saddened and his young children bereft of a future with their loving father. You may also know Micky as your neighbor. He lived in this area and truly enjoyed being a part of the this community during his two and a half year tenure at Trader Joe’s Silver Lake.
David had a daughter and son, according to family members and others who left comments on The Eastsider posts. Jeffrey Cardona, 23, has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with David’s killing. However, Cardona is not believed to be the shooter and police continue to search for other suspects.
Family members are planning to hold a memorial service in Los Angeles for David in June. Details are pending.