LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of police officers in Southern California and Nevada are hunting for a disgruntled former Los Angeles officer.
Christopher Dorner is accused of going on a deadly shooting rampage, after warning in an online posting that he would target police.
Among those killed were a police officer who was shot overnight near Los Angeles, and the daughter of a former police captain. The former captain had represented Dorner during a disciplinary hearing before Dorner was fired from the force in 2008 for making false statements.
Police have issued a statewide "officer safety warning." And officers have been sent to protect people who were named in the posting believed to have been written by Dorner.
The LAPD has pulled officers from motorcycle duty, out of fear that they would be easy targets.
In San Diego, where Dorner allegedly tied up an elderly man and tried to steal his boat last night, a naval base was locked down today after a Navy worker reported seeing someone resembling Dorner.
Meanwhile, the hunt for Dorner led to a pair of errant shootings in the pre-dawn darkness today. Authorities say officers guarding a possible "target" shot and wounded two women who were in a pickup like the one Dorner is believed to be driving. Minutes later, officers in Torrance responding to a report of gunshots encountered a similar pickup and fired on the vehicle. The driver wasn't hit.
243-c-11-(Chief Charlie Beck, Los Angeles Police Department, at news conference)-"worrisome and scary"-Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck says the fugitive ex-police officer wanted in three killings has multiple weapons and is extremely dangerous. (7 Feb 2013)
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246-a-13-(Chief Charlie Beck, Los Angeles Police Department, at news briefingLos Angeles Police Department, at news briefing)-"seen as such"-Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck says former officer Dorner implicated himself in a manifesto. (7 Feb 2013)
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245-a-18-(Chief Charlie Beck, Los Angeles Police Department, at news conference)-"throughout the region"-Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck says former officer Christopher Dorner seems to be targeting law enforcement personnel and others he blames for his firing. (7 Feb 2013)
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GRAPHICSBANK: Police respond to scene of shooting where police officers were shot while searching for former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Jordan Dorner, Riverside, California, graphic element on gray (7 Feb 2013)
GRAPHICSBANK: Christopher Jordan Dorner headshot, former Los Angeles police officer, suspect in Irvine, California shootings, Irvine Polide Department handout, photo on gray (7 Feb 2013)
APPHOTO LA107: Corona, Calif., Police officers stand near the site of a police shooting Thursday Feb. 7, 2013 in Corona, Calif. Christopher Dorner is suspected of shooting two LAPD officers who were sent to Corona to protect someone Dorner threatened in a rambling online manifesto. Thousands of police officers throughout Southern California and Nevada searched for Dorner, 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. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) (7 Feb 2013)
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APPHOTO CADIU102: Law enforcement officers search for former Los Angeles officer Christopher Dorner in San Diego, on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. Dorner, who was fired in 2008 for making false statements, is linked to a weekend killing in which one victim was the daughter of a former police captain who had represented him during his disciplinary hearing; the other was her fiance. Authorities believe Dorner also opened fire early Thursday on police in cities east of Los Angeles, killing an officer and wounding another. Authorities issued a statewide "officer safety warning," and police were sent to protect people named in a manifesto that was believed to be written by the fired officer. (AP Photo/U-T San Diego, John Gibbins) SAN DIEGO COUNTY OUT; NO SALES; COMMERCIAL INTERNET OUT; FOREIGN OUT (7 Feb 2013)
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