LAPD Investigates Off-Duty Officer Who Killed Man In Costco
The Los Angeles Police Department is launching its own investigation following a fatal shooting that left one man dead at a Costco in Corona.
Corona police state that the off-duty officer was shopping on Friday night when he was allegedly “assaulted” by a man. 32-year-old Kenneth French was killed with two of his family members injured.
Kevin’s cousin, Rick Shureih, said on a Facebook post that his family has been made out to be suspects and the off-duty officer the victim.
“I’m not keeping quiet about this! People need to know! This is my family! These are the victims of the Costco shooting the other night. My cousin Kenneth was killed and his parents, my aunt & uncle were also both shot and are in ICU. Do they look intimidating to you? Did he really have to shoot them all? I’m posting this picture because the stories on social media have made them out to be the suspects, and the off duty cop the victim. This is a family that was unarmed and was just grocery shopping. Truth will come out! I’m sure this was a misunderstanding that got escalated for no reason! If anyone was a witness please get in contact with us.”
His cousin also reveals that Kevin was nonverbal and had an intellectual disability that prevents him from communicating with people. Police believe that the shooting occurred after an argument, but, his cousin says that wouldn’t have been possible. Kevin was unarmed.
The Corona police department has not yet revealed the officer’s identity.