Corona, Calif. –An unprovoked attack of an off-duty LAPD officer led to the shooting death of a Riverside man and two family members.
On Friday, June 14, 2019, at around 7:46 p.m., officers with the Corona Police Department responded to the Costco Wholesale, located at 480 N. McKinley Street in the City of Corona for a shooting inside the location. Through investigation, it was determined that it was an isolated occurrence inside the store rather than an active shooter incident that was initially reported to officers.
An off-duty Los Angeles Department Officer was shopping at Costco with his family. A male that was not known to the officer or his family, assaulted the officer while he was holding his young child. “This attack resulted in the officer firing his weapon, striking the male and two of the male’s family members,” Corona Police officials said in a written statement. “The family members are being treated at local hospitals and are in critical condition. The off duty officer was transported to a local hospital, where he was treated and released.” The child of the officer was not injured as a result of the incident. The deceased man has been identified as 32-year-old, Kenneth French.
The only weapon involved was the officer’s gun. “As is standard procedure in such investigations, the Corona Police Department is working closely with the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office who will be evaluating the facts and circumstances of this incident,” officials said.
If you witnessed this incident and have not provided your statement to the police, please contact Lieutenant Newman at 951-817-5788 or email Robert.Newman@CoronaCA.gov.
“A search of Costco revealed numerous personal items belonging to shoppers who had to quickly leave the store,” Corona Police officials said. “If you left an item such as a purse, cell phone, or backpack with identifying information, it was secured by the Corona Police Department. The items will be kept for safekeeping and will be released to the owner with proper identification. Please call 951-817-5788 to arrange pick up of the items.” Those who left shopping bags or other items can contact Costco at 951-279-1190 to pick up that property.
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