Christopher Dorner, a former Los Angeles (LA) Police Department officer, allegedly killed three people and wounded two others in attacks in Orange county and Riverside county California. The victims include police officers. Authorities have searched hundreds of homes, police officers searched the area with dogs. Numerous officers are being reported with rifles along local roads.
San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon said that authorities had deployed 125 officers for tracking and door-to-door searches. McMahon says officers have to be mindful that the suspect may set a trap.
Police say Dorner posted a “manifesto” on his Facebook page before beginning his spree. The former Naval reserve officer also described himself as well trained for survival in harsh conditions.
During the hunt for Dorner police officers are reported to have fired on innocent women. Two women were shot by Los Angeles police in Torrance during the manhunt for the ex-LAPD officer. They were delivering newspapers, sources said.
The women were taken to area hospitals, Torrance police Lt. Devin Chase said. They were not identified. It is reported that one was shot in the hand and the other in the back.
After the shooting, the women’s blue pickup was covered with bullet holes and what appeared to be newspapers lay in the street alongside.
Southern California Public Radio reports that:
“Authorities on Wednesday night said they were seeking Dorner as a suspect in the killings of two people, including a Cal State Fullerton basketball coach whose father represented Dorner in front of a disciplinary board when he lost his job.
“Monica Quan, 28, and her 27-year-old fiancé Keith Lawrence, who were found shot to death in their car at a parking structure Sunday night, Irvine police Chief David L. Maggard said at a news conference.”
“Three law enforcement officers were shot early Thursday morning — one in Corona and two in Riverside by a gunman believed to be Christopher Jordan Dorner, police said.”
“A tweet from the official Twitter account of the Riverside Police Department says that at least one of the Riverside police officers shot in that city has died.”
And Southern California Public Radio reports that, “Dorner was with the department from 2002 until 2009, when he was fired for making false statements. Quan’s father, Randal Quan, a former LAPD captain who became a lawyer in retirement, represented Dorner in front of the Board of Rights, a tribunal that ruled against Donner at the time of his dismissal, LAPD Capt. William Hayes told The Associated Press Wednesday night.”
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