Three Riverside County, Calfornia police officers were shot this morning — one in Corona and two in Riverside — by a shooter who is believed to be Christopher Jordan Dorner, the fired former Los Angeles police officer wanted for Sunday’s coldblooded murder of Cal State Fullerton assistant basketball coach Monica Quan and her fiance, Keith Lawrence. In today’s shootings, one officer was killed and two were wounded.
The three police officers were shot late Wednesday night. The first incident occurred in Corona when an officer was grazed by a bullet. The second shooting occurred a few hours later in the city of Riverside where one officer died at the scene and the second officer was seriously wounded. Riverside County Police are conducting a manhunt for the suspect, who may be armed with several weapons.
Christopher Dorner became the prime suspect in the murder of Monica Quan and Keith Lawrence after police discovered a manifesto that Dorner posted to the Internet threatening to murder Los Angeles police officers. Dorner made a list of officers with whom he had a grudge and law enforcement sources reported that security has been sent to their homes.
One of the officers threatened by Dorner was Monica Quan’s father, Randy Quan, a retired LAPD captain. Mr. Quan was involved in the department review that led to Dorner’s dismissal from the force. According to statements from Dorner, Captain Quan represented him at the hearing and Dorner accused him of not properly defending him.
Mr. Dorner spelled out his grievances against Captain Quan in great detail in his manifesto. He accused Quan of representing the interests of the Los Angeles Police Department and essentially hanging him out to dry to protect the department. He swore revenge on Captain Quan with a chilling threat to “terminate” his family.
“Your lack of ethics and conspiring to wrong a just individual are over. Suppressing the truth will leave to deadly consequences for you and your family. There will be an element of surprise where you work, live, eat, and sleep. I never had the opportunity to have a family of my own, I’m terminating yours.
“He [Captain Quan] doesn’t work for you, your interest, or your name. He works for the department, period. His job is to protect the department from civil lawsuits being filed and their best interest which is the almighty dollar. His loyalty is to the department, not his client. The violence of action will be high…. I will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in LAPD uniform whether on or off duty.”
Police have expressed grave concerns that Dorner is determined to kill as many police officers as he can, and they warned the public not to approach him. Dorner made his intentions clear when he posted a message warning that he would not stop killing until his name was cleared by the Los Angeles Police Department.
“The attacks will stop when the department states the truth about my innocence, PUBLICLY!!!”