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‘Massive Manhunt’ In Los Angeles For Ex-Cop Suspected In Killings

Filed by KOSU News in US News.
February 7, 2013

A former Los Angeles police officer is the focus of a “massive manhunt” underway in that city because he’s a suspect in a double murder last weekend and the shooting of three police officers early Thursday.

One of those officers has died.

According to the Los Angeles Times, “officials warned that the suspect, Christopher Jordan Dorner, 33. is armed and dangerous.” He allegedly “wrote an online manifesto on his Facebook page, threatening to harm police officials and their families, law enforcement sources said. … Law enforcement sources said police have placed security at the homes of LAPD officials named in the online documents and believe that Dorner has numerous weapons.”

The Times adds that “hundreds of officers were swarming” around the site of Thursday’s shootings and searching for the suspect.

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.”

Then today:

“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 adds 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.” [Copyright 2013 NPR]

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