Massive Manhunt On For Ex-Cop Accused Of Killing Three

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.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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Police east of Los Angeles in Riverside say two officers were ambushed overnight and the suspect is a former LAPD cop who's still on the loose.

Riverside Lt. Guy Toussaint says the officers were stopped at a red light while on routine patrol around 1:30 a.m. Thursday when someone shot them.

One of the officers was killed and the other was critically wounded.

Toussaint says investigators believe the shooter was former LA police officer Christopher Dorner, who's also the main suspect in the weekend killing of a couple whose bodies were found in Irvine.

Police say Dorner implicated himself in the killings in a "manifesto" that included threats against several people, including members of the LAPD.

Toussaint says police don't where Dorner is but think he left the area.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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