LAPD mistakenly shot a 71-year-old woman and her 47-year-old daughter in the hunt for Christopher Dorner. According to Radaronline, on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, the cops showered the women's vehicle with bullets. They were driving an aqua blue Toyota Tacoma, which was similar to what Dorner was last seen driving. They shot at the women thinking it was Dorner’s vehicle.
Both Hispanic women were delivering newspapers together in the area. The police let loose with bullets and they didn’t realize their mistake until they stopped shooting. The mother, Emma Hernandez, was shot twice in the back and her daughter, Margie Carranza, suffered minor wounds after being showered with broken glass.
On Thursday, when Dorner was on his killing rampage, police officers were guarding a house nearby to where the two women were delivering the papers. The cops got a call that a pickup truck resembling the one that Dorner was last seen in was headed their way.
The truck was showered with bullets as the two women approached the group of officers. A resident voiced his opinion on the LAPD mistake asking, “How do you mistake two Hispanic women, one who is 71, for a large black male?” Richard Goo also said that his house had five bullet holes in the entryway from the police shooting at the women's pickup.
The women’s attorney, Glen T. Jonas, claims the mother and daughter “covered their faces and huddled down during the shooting.” He continued with “They felt like it was going on forever.”
An investigation into the incident is underway and LAPD Chief, Charlie Beck, said “the incident was a tragic misinterpretation made under incredible tension.”
Dover has threatened all the LAPD officers along with killing one of them and killing the daughter of a LAPD former captain. This ex-LAPD cop has threatened all cops on the L.A. force, along with their family members, so you can imagine the tension the force is under.
Not much about the shooting of the two women has been talked about in the news, as the hunt for Dorner has saturated the media.