California police have launched a manhunt for a former LAPD officer who is suspected of having gunned down five people, three of which were killed. Los Angeles Police already shot two innocent people while trying to detain the suspect.
Fear has struck the Los Angeles Police Department as authorities frantically search for the man who murdered their colleagues and promises to target anyone in uniform.
Former LAPD officer and US Navy reservist Christopher Jordan Dorner, 33, began his shooting spree with the killing of a young couple. Monica Quan, 28, and her 27-year-old fiancé, Keith Lawrence, were found dead in their car on Sunday night – an act of violence that Dorner called “a necessary evil that I do not enjoy but must partake and complete for substantial change to occur within the LAPD.”
The young woman was the daughter of Randal Quan, a former LAPD captain and current lawyer who represented Dorner in front of the Board of Rights, which ruled against him when he was fired from his job in early 2009. Even though Quan represented Dorner before the board, he was unsuccessful in securing his client’s employment.
The other three shooting victims were all LAPD police officers, one of which suffered fatal gunshot wounds Wednesday evening. In a 20-page manifesto published online, Dorner promised to continue killing, and specifically targeted police officers he believes were involved in his dismissal from the LAPD, where he worked from 2005 to 2008.