This is one crazy and tragic story that’s headed for the worst…
A host of LAPD and California law enforcement officials are on the hunt for a disgruntled former LAPD officer who is suspected in the murders of a college basketball coach and her fiance, as well as a fellow LAPD officer.
via Fox News
A multi-agency manhunt is under way in California after police say the former Los Angeles police officer suspected in the murders of a college basketball coach and her fiancé last weekend is following through on his vow to kill police officers after he opened fire Wednesday night on three police officers, killing one.
The suspect has been identified as Christopher Jordan Dorner, 33, and he is considered extremely dangerous, authorities say. The killings appear to be retribution for his 2009 termination from the Los Angeles Police Department for making false statements, authorities say.
The first shooting Wednesday night occurred in the city of Corona and involved two LAPD officers working a security detail, said Sgt. Alex Baez of the LAPD’s Newton division. One officer was grazed in the head.
The tension surrounding the manhunt Thursday mounted as LAPD officers allegedly shot and wounded multiple people in Torrance, Calif., while guarding one of the targets named in the manifesto.
Police don’t know where Dorner is, but think he left the area.
This story sadly sounds like it’ll get much worse before it gets better. The suspected gunman also posted his murder plans on his Facebook following his termination:
Police say at the time of his firing Dorner was represented by the father of one of his victims and posted a multi-page manifesto on his Facebook page about his termination.
“I never had the opportunity to have a family of my own, (so) I am terminating yours,” Dorner’s manifesto reportedly stated. Randy Quan’s name was mentioned in the note. He represented Dorner at the hearing that led to Dorner’s firing. Quan’s daughter, Monica Quan and her fiancé were shot dead in an Irvine parking garage Sunday night.
“Self preservation is no longer important to me. I do not fear death as a I died long ago on 1/2/09,” Dorner wrote, according to the report.
This is such a tragic story. And for once, the police were actually able to get involved and tried to protect the “targets” mentioned in the Facebook post, only to end up injured or dead. SMH. We’ll keep you posted as this story continues to unfold…
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