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CrimeMan killed by off-duty officer in California Costco was 'mentally challenged,' relative says

06:25  17 june  2019
06:25  17 june  2019 Source:   nbcnews.com

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An off - duty police officer opened fire inside a Costco Wholesale warehouse store, killing a man who had attacked him and Off - Duty LAPD Office Fatally Shoots Man Inside Corona Costco , Wounds 2 Others. French was killed , the department said . The relatives are in critical conditions at hospitals.

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Man killed by off-duty officer in California Costco was 'mentally challenged,' relative says© Rick Shureih

A relative of the man killed by an off-duty police officer at a California Costco described his cousin as "mentally challenged" and a "gentle giant."

Kenneth French, 32, was non-verbal, non-violent and had no previous encounters with police, his cousin Rick Shureih said Sunday in a phone interview.

Shurieh said he wasn't sure if his cousin had ever been "fully" diagnosed but knew French was on medication.

"His motor skills are fine; it's just something [is] cloudy up there," he said, adding: "He's never been violent with any of us, so we don't know how this escalated."

Costco shooting: One killed and 2 injured in Corona, California

Costco shooting: One killed and 2 injured in Corona, California An unidentified man is in custody after firing inside the store Friday evening, police said. The shooting stemmed from an argument, but the relationship between the victims and the alleged gunman is unclear.

(CNN) An off - duty Los Angeles Police Department officer shot and killed a man and injured two other people in a Corona, California , Costco after the man attacked him, according to authorities. The injured relatives were taken to local hospitals, where they are in critical condition, Corona police said .

(CNN) An off - duty Los Angeles Police Department officer shot and killed a man and injured two other people in a Corona, California , Costco after the man attacked him, according to authorities. The injured relatives were taken to local hospitals, where they are in critical condition, Corona police said .

He said the two other people injured in the shooting were French's parents and caretakers, Russell and Paola French. They were in critical condition after Friday's shooting, and Shurieh said they remained hospitalized Sunday.

Police in the city of Corona, 47 miles from Los Angeles, have said French allegedly "assaulted" the off-duty Los Angeles officer "without provocation" inside a Costco store there.

The officer, who has not been identified, was holding a young child and shopping with his family, police said.

French was pronounced dead at the scene.

Additional details about the shooting have not been released, and Shureih said French's relatives weren't sure what led to the confrontation.

"I could picture him accidentally bumping into somebody and not saying sorry," he said.

Costco shooting: Police say officer holding child was attacked and opened fire

Costco shooting: Police say officer holding child was attacked and opened fire Police agencies in Los Angeles and Corona are investigating the circumstance of a shooting inside a Costco Friday night by an off-duty LAPD officer who said he was assaulted while holding his young child. 

Off - Duty Officer Shoots, Kills Man Who Hit Him in LA Costco , Triggering Stampede. An off - duty police officer opened fire inside a Costco Wholesale warehouse store, killing a man who had attacked him and The officer fired his gun, hitting French and two of French's relatives , the department said .

One person was killed and two others critically injured after an off - duty police officer opened fire inside a southern California Costco Friday night, police said . The shooting took place after an argument and was not an active shooter situation

Three agencies were conducting investigations into the shooting: the Los Angeles Police Department, the Riverside County District Attorney's Office and the Corona Police Department, The Associated Press reported.

Man killed by off-duty officer in California Costco was 'mentally challenged,' relative says© KNBC Image: COSTCO shooting

The LAPD's policies allow off-duty officers to carry concealed weapons, according to the AP. Joseph Giacalone, a professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, told the news service it's justifiable for an officer to use deadly force in a crowded setting if the attacker has a weapon.

"If the guy pulled out a pocketknife and approaches him, game over," Giacalone said.

A Corona police spokesman, Tobias Kouroubacalis, said Friday that the officer's gun "was the only weapon involved in the incident."

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