The Attorney General of California is going after a former Los Angeles Police Officer in a fatal shooting case that happened in Corona more than 2 years ago.
It was June 14, 2019, inside a Costco store on McKinley Street.
The officer was 31 year old Salvador Sanchez.
He was holding his 18 month old son, and standing near a table of food samples inside the Costdo store when he was shoved from behind sending him and his infant son sprawling to the floor.
The man who pushed him was 32 year old Kenneth French who was shopping with his parents Russell and Paola French. Kenneth was developmentally challenged, had psychological issues and could not speak.
Sanchez pulled out his gun and fired 10 shots, killing Kenneth French, and wounding Russell and Paola French, who were pleading with Sanchez not to shoot.
Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin sent the evidence to a grand jury of 19 people, and the grand jury did not indict Sanchez.
But the Los Angeles Police Commision did relieve Sanchez of his police duties in September of 2020.
Sanchez was arrested at home at 10 a-m Monday August 9th 2021 by the agents of the California Department of Justice, on orders from Attorney General Rob Bonta.
Yellow Police Tape with words in bold black letters, Crime Scene Do Not Cross.
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