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(AP) -- Thousands of police officers throughout Southern California and
Nevada hunted Thursday for a former Los Angeles officer who was angry
over his firing and began a deadly shooting rampage that he warned in an
online posting would target those on the force who wronged him,
Authorities issued a
statewide "officer safety warning" and police were sent to protect
people named in the posting that was believed to be written by the fired
officer, Christopher Dorner, who has military training. Among those
mentioned were members of the Los Angeles Police Department.
"I will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in LAPD uniform whether on or off duty," said the manifesto.
Dorner has available multiple weapons including an assault rifle, said police Chief Charlie Beck.
than 40 protection details were assigned to possible targets of Dorner.
The manhunt was possibly the largest in department history, Beck said.
search for Dorner, who was fired from the LAPD in 2008 for making false
statements, began after he was linked to a weekend killing in which one
of the victims was the daughter of a former police captain who had
represented him during the disciplinary hearing. Authorities believe
Dorner opened fire early Thursday on police in cities east of Los
Angeles, killing an officer and wounding another.
Police said Dorner, 33, implicated himself in the killings with the multi-page "manifesto."
a Facebook post, Dorner said he knew he would be vilified by the LAPD
and the news media, but that "unfortunately, this is a necessary evil
that I do not enjoy but must partake and complete for substantial change
to occur within the LAPD and reclaim my name."
police searched for him, the packed Los Angeles area was on edge. The
nearly 10,000-member LAPD dispatched many of its officers to protect
potential targets. The department also pulled officers from motorcycle
duty, fearing they would make for easy targets.
authorities also looked for Dorner because he owns a house nine miles
from the Las Vegas Strip, according to authorities and court records.
Authorities said the U.S. Navy reservist may be driving a blue 2005 Nissan Titan pickup truck.
Angeles officers guarding a "target" named in the posting shot and
wounded multiple people in Torrance who were in a pickup but were not
involved, authorities said. The extent of their injuries was not
released. It's not clear if the target is a person or a location.
The Daily Breeze in Torrance also reports that there was another police shooting nearby involving another pickup truck, but the driver wasn't hurt.
asking our officers to be extraordinarily cautious just as we're asking
the public to be extraordinarily cautious with this guy. He's already
demonstrated he has a propensity for shooting innocent people," said
LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith.
Dorner is wanted in
the killings of Monica Quan and her fiance, Keith Lawrence. They were
found shot in their car at a parking structure at their condominium on
Sunday night in Irvine, authorities said.
28, was an assistant women's basketball coach at Cal State Fullerton.
Lawrence, 27, was a public safety officer at the University of Southern
California. There was disbelief at three college campuses, Fullerton,
USC, and Concordia University, where the two met when they were both
students and basketball players.
Dorner was with the department from 2005 until 2008, when he was fired for making false statements.
father, a former LAPD captain who became a lawyer in retirement,
represented Dorner in front of the Board of Rights, a tribunal that
ruled against Dorner at the time of his dismissal, LAPD Capt. William
Hayes told The Associated Press Wednesday night.
Randal Quan retired in 2002. He later served as chief of police at Cal Poly Pomona before he started practicing law.
to documents from a court of appeals hearing in October 2011, Dorner
was fired from the LAPD after he made a complaint against his field
training officer, Sgt. Teresa Evans. Dorner said that in the course of
an arrest, Evans kicked suspect Christopher Gettler, a schizophrenic
with severe dementia.
Richard Gettler, the
schizophrenic man's father, gave testimony that supported Dorner's
claim. After his son was returned on July 28, 2007, Richard Gettler
asked "if he had been in a fight because his face was puffy" and his son
responded that he was kicked twice in the chest by a police officer.
Thursday, the first shooting occurred in Corona and involved two LAPD
officers working a security detail, LAPD Sgt. Alex Baez. One officer was
Later, two officers on routine patrol
in neighboring Riverside were ambushed at a stop light, said Riverside
Lt. Guy Toussaint. One died and the other was in surgery. The officers
shot were not actively looking for Dorner, Toussaint said.
LAPD badge and an ID were found near San Diego's airport and were
turned in to police at early Thursday, San Diego police Sgt. Ray
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