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Off-duty Los Angeles police officer involved in a shooting incident at Costco is not facing charges.
Shoppers at a Costco in Southern California and can be seen running for cover from the gunshots went off earlier in the year, in a video released on Wednesday, when prosecutors announced that the off-duty police officer involved in the fatal 14th of June the shooting will not be taken into account.
The fatal shooting happened when the off-duty Los Angeles Police Officer Salvador Sanchez opened fire, killing the 32-year-old Kenneth French, and the critical injuring of his / her parents, Russell and the Good of French. The guard reportedly said that he opened fire because he thought he was being attacked by the French while he was holding out to him.
A federal grand jury on Wednesday declined to bring charges against the Guards, and the Riverside County District Attorney, Mike Hestrin, said that his office would not bring charges against the officer.
Hestrin said in a press conference that the Guard believed he was shot in the head, and a shooter was on the loose when he and his son were knocked to the ground in the unprovoked attack.
After you have opened fire, four bullets struck the French in the back and shoulder, hit his mother in the stomach and the other hit his father in the back, and the Corona police officer, George Johnstone, said.
COSTCO SHOOTING: OFF-DUTY, THE LA OFFICER WILL NOT FACE CHARGES
The meeting at the Corona warehouse and the retail store covered only 3.8 seconds. The grand jury was presented with a poor quality clip of the video surveillance and the testimony of several witnesses, some of whom were brought to trial.
Off-duty Los Angeles Police Officer Salvador Sanchez, and Kenneth French, can be seen to struggle prior to the shooting.
In the video, released by the public prosecutor’s office, the two faced in the back of the store, into the area where the rotisserie chicken was made before both fall to the ground.
Shoppers at Costco will be seen running for cover after the shots were fired.
As the gunshots rang out, shoppers in the stock of the store, ran for cover, with many of the left hand, and hiding down the other corridor.
FATAL COSTCO SHOOTING IN CALIFORNIA, STARTED OUT AS A COP AND WAS KNOCKED UNCONSCIOUS WHILE THE SON OF THE LAWYER AND SAYS,
Ira Salzman, the Guard’s lawyer said that his client is “pleased” to hear that he is not to be taken into account. Salzman told the Guard not to testify before the grand jury, but had not provided the evidence to the district attorney’s office, and with respect to his state of mind, and of the subsequent medical records as a concussion.
“It will be thought that he had been shot,” Salzman said. “The case was a terrible tragedy.”
A man is in custody after opening fire at a California Costco
Jeff Paul reports.
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Dale Galipo, a lawyer acting on behalf of the French family, said he was “disappointed but not surprised” by the development. He also said that he believed that the prosecutor only took the case to a grand jury, in order to appease the community, and it’s not being pushed hard enough in order to convince the members of the jury.
The French family has a cause of action against the Guard and the LAPD, and their lawyer says they plan to file a federal lawsuit next month.
The GAME is also conducting an administrative investigation into the question of whether the Guard followed the department’s policies.
Fox News’ Vandana Rambaran, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.