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Massive search underway in Los Angeles for former LAPD cop on a killing rampage: Suspect: Chris Dorner drivng blue or gray Nissan Titan lic. 8D83987 or 7X09131, Roof Ski Racks
Suspect has already shot and killed 3 people including one police officer- CHP Issues Blue Alert
A former LAPD cop 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.
*THE SUSPECT IS CONSIDERED ARMED AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS*
* A BLUE ALERT HAS BEEN ACTIVATED IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES: KERN, SANTA BARBARA, VENTURA, LOS ANGELES, SAN BERNARDINO, ORANGE, RIVERSIDE, SAN DIEGO, AND IMPERIAL.
* ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2013, AT APPROXIMATELY 0122 HOURS, THE SUSPECT WAS INVOLVED IN MULTIPLE SHOOTINGS WITH MULTIPLE AGENCIES IN THE RIVERSIDE CHP AREA.
* THE SUSPECT IS CHRISTOPHER JORDAN DORNER, A 33 YEAR OLD, BLACK, MALE, 6 FEET TALL, 270 POUNDS, WITH BLACK HAIR, BROWN EYES, WITH AN UNKNOWN CLOTHING DESCRIPTION.
* THE SUSPECT WAS LAST SEEN DRIVING A 2005 BLUE OR GRAY NISSAN TITAN, WITH A CA LICENSE PLATE OF 8D83987 or 7X09131 – THE SUSPECT MAY BE SWTICHING BETWEEN THE TWO LICENSE PLATES.
* THE VEHICLE ALSO HAS SKI RACKS ON ITS ROOF.
* IF SEEN CONTACT 9-1-1
* Suspect Information:
Name: CHRISTOPHER JORDAN DORNER
Age/Sex: 33/ MALE
Race: BLACK/AFRICAN AMERICAN
Height: 6 FEET
Weight: 270 POUNDS
* Suspect Vehicle Information:
License Number: 8D83987
License State: CALIFORNIA
Additional: VEHICLE IS EQUIPPED WITH A SKI RACK ON ITS ROOF
Every sheriff’s station throughout Los Angeles County encourages residents to immediately report any suspicious activity by calling their local station, or for crimes in progress dialing 9-1-1.
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.”
“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 at a press conference mid day Thursday.
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.”
“Los Angeles police say officers guarding a target in an ex-officer’s manifesto shot and wounded multiple people in Torrance who were in a pickup. LAPD Lt. Andrew Neiman says the officers were deployed in response to Christopher Dorner’s written threats to department officials in a rambling 14-page manifesto.”
The Times reports that “Los Angeles and Torrance police were involved in two shootings in Torrance early Thursday when police came across vehicles similar to the one sought by authorities in a massive manhunt for an ex-LAPD officer suspected of shooting three other officers. Neither incident actually involved the suspect, said Torrance police Lt. Devin Chase. … Two people were struck by gunfire and transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries, Chase said. No officers were injured.”
“The California Highway Patrol issued a ‘blue alert’ for nine Southern California counties. Officials said Dorner is believed to be driving a 2005 blue or gray Nissan Titan, with California license plate 8D83987 or 7X09131.”