Christopher Dorner – A shocking manhunt is underway in the Los Angeles area for a former Los Angeles Police Department officer who has shot five people, killing three, in the midst of a deadly spree to exact revenge for being fired by the department.
The former officer, an African-American man, Christopher Dorner, named the targets of his rampage in a 11,000-word manifesto he posted on Facebook. He accuses the LAPD of still being racist and corrupt and of wrongfully terminating him — a claim that appears to have some credence, based on statements of those who were involved in his case several years ago. Dorner was a LAPD officer from 2002 until he was terminated in 2008.
In his screed, he names at least 11 people he says he will be targeting: Bratton, Beck, Hayes, Tingirides, Eisenberg, Martella, Quan, Evans, Hernandez, Villanueva/Gallegos, and Anderson.
“Your lack of ethics and conspiring to wrong a just individual are over,” wrote Dorner, also a former Navy reservist. Chillingly, he added, “Suppressing the truth will lead to deadly consequences for you and your family … I never had the opportunity to have a family of my own, I’m terminating yours.”
And he appears to be carrying out his threat.
Dorner’s first two targets were Monica Quan, 28, the daughter of one of his former LAPD colleagues, Randy Quan — who was the first Asian-American captain in LAPD history — and her fiance, Keith Lawrence, 27.
Quan was an assistant women’s basketball coach at Cal-State Fullerton and Lawrence was a public safety officer at University of Southern California. The two met when they were student athletes at Concordia University. They were found slumped over in a parking garage near their condominium in Irvine. They had been killed in their car on Sunday evening after leaving a Super Bowl party. Police initially didn’t make the connection between the homicide and Dorner.
Dorner struck again this morning. In Corona, he shot an LAPD cop who had been assigned to protect one of the officers Dorner threatened in the manifesto, according to LAPD Officer Tenesha Dobine.
Dorner then ambushed two Riverside officers at an intersection, killing one and sending the other to the hospital.
“I know I will be villified (sic) by the LAPD and the media,” Dorner wrote in his manifesto. “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.”