Manhunt Continues for Former Officer Accused of Deadly Shooting Spree

By: Sylvia Ramirez - Thu, 07 Feb 2013 14:55:46 -0800

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Thousands of police officers in California and Nevada are hunting for a former Los Angeles police officer suspected of killing three people and wounding a fourth person.
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.

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