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Manhunt in LA After 2 Cops Ambushed: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

LAPD Manhunt Ambush Christopher Dorner

Los Angeles Police Department investigators process the undercover detective’s shot up police car during a massive manhunt for a suspect who attempted to kill two detectives on June 25, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The shooting happened in the early morning hours as the two detectives were ambushed and slightly injured outside the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Station, prompting the closure of a 25-square-block area in the Mid-City section of Los Angeles. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Two LAPD Detectives were lucky to escape with their lives after an horrific early morning ambush, reports ABC 30.

This is a breaking story so please stay tuned for updates.

Here’s what we know so far…

1. This Was Another Early Morning Attack on the LAPD

LAPD Manhunt Ambush Christopher Dorner

Los Angeles Police Department SWAT team members search door to door during a massive manhunt for a suspect who attempted to kill two detectives on June 25, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The shooting happened in the early morning hours as the two detectives were ambushed and slightly injured outside the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Station, prompting the closure of a 25-square-block area in the Mid-City section of Los Angeles. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

The attack occurred at around 5:00 a.m. when two detectives were pulling into the Wilshere division police station (below). Both detectives were hit, one was grazed in the head, the other shot in the hand, both have already been discharged from hospital.


2. The Gunman Fled After the Wounded Officers Opened-Up on Him

"LAPD Manhunt Ambush Christopher Dorner

Los Angeles Police Department officers search cars during a massive manhunt for a suspect who attempted to kill two detectives on June 25, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The shooting happened in the early morning hours as the two detectives were ambushed and slightly injured outside the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Station, prompting the closure of a 25-square-block area in the Mid-City section of Los Angeles. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Both cops returned fire on the lone gunman after which the would-be assassin fled the scene, heading south-west according to Andrew Smith, an LAPD commander.


3. The LAPD Are Not Taking the Attack Lightly

LAPD Manhunt Ambush Christopher Dorner

Residents who are not allowed to leave their homes look at Los Angeles Police Department officers during a massive manhunt for a suspect who attempted to kill two detectives on June 25, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The shooting happened in the early morning hours as the two detectives were ambushed and slightly injured outside the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Station, prompting the closure of a 25-square-block area in the Mid-City section of Los Angeles. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

A massive, multi-agency manhunt is underway on the streets of Los Angeles. Already three people have been taken into custody, but officials aren’t commenting if they are considered suspects.


4. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Has Called it an ‘Assassination Attempt’

LAPD Manhunt Ambush Christopher Dorner

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck has said the attack was:

…a blatant attempt to assassinate two of the people who protect this community.


5. The LAPD Are Still Reeling From Christopher Dorner

LAPD Manhunt Ambush Christopher Dorner

In this handout picture provided by Los Angeles Police Department , the alleged suspect Christopher Dorner is seen on February 7, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. A former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Jordan Dorner, 33, who had allegedly warned he would target law enforcement, is suspected three police officers killing one. Dorner is also a suspect in two weekend killings of Monica Quan and Keith Lawrence who were found dead in a car inside a parking structure. (Photo by LAPD via Getty Images)

This comes just four months after former-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner terrorized members of the LAPD over his firing from the force. His attacks left four people dead, before the ex-LAPD cop took his own life after short siege at Big Bear Lake, California.

Chris Dorner Presumed Dead: Top 10 Facts You Need to Know

Cop-killer Christopher Dorner has apparently died in a burning cabin after a gunfight and standoff in the San Bernadino mountains, but his body has yet to be identified.

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