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The 32-year-old man shot and killed by an off-duty police officer in a Costco store on Friday night in Corona was nonverbal and had an intellectual disability, according to a family member.

Kenneth French Age

He is 32 years Old

Kenneth French Shooting Costco in Corona Shooter

Kenneth French was named as the man who was killed when a shooting broke out near the produce section at the Costco Warehouse store in Corona, California.

Kenneth French of Riverside lived with his parents and had the mental capacity of a teenager, said his cousin, Rick Shureih, in a phone interview with the Los Angeles Times on Sunday night.

“He was a gentle giant,” Shureih said. “He’s never been violent in the past. He’s always been very cooperative and kept to himself.”

Corona Police Say the Officer’s Family Was Assaulted ‘Without Provocation’

According to Corona police, an off-duty officer with the Los Angeles Police Department was shopping at Costco with his family when he was attacked while holding his young child. Police said the assault was unprovoked and led the officer to fire his weapon, striking French and two of his family members.

The officer’s child was not injured.

Corona police offered no further details about the circumstances leading up to the shooting.

Shureih identified his relatives as Russell and Paola French, Kenneth French’s parents — both of whom were being treated in an intensive care unit Sunday night. Paola French was still in a coma, Shureih said, while Russell French’s condition has improved some since the shooting.

“On June 14, 2019, at 7:46 p.m. Corona Police Officers were sent to Costco Wholesale located at 480 N. McKinley Street, Corona regarding an active shooting inside the business. Responding officers arrived in just over one minute,” wrote police.

This is how police initially characterized the shooting:

Upon entering Costco, “officers located four injured people on the floor,” police said. “One subject succumbed to their injuries at the scene and three other subjects, including an off duty officer from another agency, were transported to local hospitals in unknown conditions. Investigators have accounted for all of the people directly involved with this incident. The name, age and gender of the deceased subject will not be released until the Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner formally identifies the subject and notifies their next of kin.”

Kenneth French ‘Attacked’ the officer & Had Mental Health Issues, a Self-Described Family Friend Says

The Officer Works for the LAPD’s Southwest Division

The officer, who has not been identified, suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital and then discharged, said Officer Greg Kraft of the LAPD. The officer is assigned to the department’s Southwest Division.

Russell French, 58, has yet to give a public account of the shooting.

Shureih doesn’t know what might have led to the shooting, but he said it’s unlikely that Kenneth French initiated a verbal confrontation. His cousin’s mental condition had declined in recent years, and he no longer spoke.

“It could have been that he bumped into somebody but couldn’t communicate the fact that he was sorry,” Shureih said.

The Frenches dedicated their lives to taking care of their son, Shureih said. He described his aunt and uncle as “the sweetest people in the world.”

In a Facebook post on Sunday morning, Shureih shared a photo of Kenneth French and his parents at Universal Studios.