Ex-LA Cop Wanted for Murder of Basketball Coach Shoots 3 Cops, Kills One

UPDATE: Three officers have been shot — one fatally — in the manhunt for Dorner.


Christopher Jordan Dorner, Monica Quan

Monica Quan, Assistant Basketball Coach Murdered

Monica Quan

Investigators are searching for ex-LAPD officer and U.S. Navy reservist Christopher Jordan Dorner, 33, in connection to the murder of a college basketball coach and her fiance.

Cal State Fullerton assistant basketball coach Monica Quan and her fiance, Keith Lawrence, were found shot to death in their car at a parking garage in Irvine, California on Sunday night. The suspect is an ex-cop apparently disgruntled over his termination from the force. Dorner implicated himself in a “multi-page manifesto” that was published online, but has since been taken down. The manifesto, about 11,300 words long, lays out a plan for targeting those who were involved in his termination. The document is addressed to “America” and titled “Last Resort.”

“I know I will be villified (sic) by the LAPD and the media,” he writes. “Unfortunately, this is a necessary evil that I do not enjoy but must partake and complete for substantial change to occur within the LAPD and reclaim my name.”

Dorner was with the police department from 2005 until 2008 when he was fired for making false statements. Quan’s father, Randal Quan, is a former LAPD captain that became a lawyer in retirement and represented Dorner in front of the Board of Rights that ruled against Dorner and led to his dismissal. Randal Quan is specifically named in the manifesto.

“I never had the opportunity to have a family of my own, I’m terminating yours,” Dorner added in the manifesto.

Police are on the hunt for the ex-cop who may be driving a blue 2005 Nissan Titan pickup truck with California license plate 7X03191, and is likely to be armed and dangerous.

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