Authorities are searching for a former Los Angeles cop who went on a shooting spree killing two people on Sunday and three police officers on Thursday, and vows to wage a war of retribution against all police and their families.
Police from San Diego, Los Angeles and Riverside Counties have been searching for Christopher Jordan Dorner, who is a suspect in the double slayings of Monica Quan, who was identified as the daughter of a retired LAPD officer and a basketball coach for Cal State Fullerton, and her fiance, Keith Lawrence on Sunday.
In Dorner's 11-page manifesto he blamed a retired officer for "bungling" his appeal to get his job back, reports CNN who received the information from a LAPD source. Dorner said he had been railroaded out of the department after reporting police brutality by another officer.
"I will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in LAPD uniform whether on or off duty," Dorner wrote in his letter. "I never had the opportunity to have a family of my own, I'm termination yours."
On Tuesday, Dormer checked in to the Navy Gateway Inns and Suites at the Naval Base in San Diego. Then on Wednesday, San Diego police reported that someone tried to hijack a boat and later found a wallet with Dorner's ID and and LAPD detective's badge near the San Diego airport.
Around 1 a.m. on Thursday, a citizen reported seeing the blue truck and police chase the vehicle and caught up to in on I-15.
The officers were fired upon and one officer received a graze wound to the head and the other officer returned fire until the suspect took off.
Twenty minutes later a blue truck pulled up next to a patrol car and fired multiple rounds at the officers inside the car. One officer died at the scene and the other was seriously wounded.
Torrance police are especially skittish about being targeted by Dorner and have already mistakenly opened fire on a pickup truck that looked like the one Dorner was reportedly driving and wounded two people. Torrance police also fired on another pickup, but no one was injured.
CNN has also reported they received a parcel mailed to anchor Anderson Cooper that had a hand-labeled DVD inside with a yellow Post-in note that said "I never lied," probably referring to the report he made regarding excessive force against a schizophrenic suspect. There was also a souvenir medallion from LAPD Chief William Bratton that had bullet holes in it.
On Thursday afternoon in Big Bear City, a truck was found burning. At this writing, it had not been confirmed whether it was Dorner's vehicle or not. No one was inside the truck.
Dorner also has messages to several celebrities and politicians, including the president of the National Rifle Association. Dorner wrote: "...you're a vile and inhumane piece of sh**. You never even showed 30 seconds of empathy for the children, teachers, and families of Sandy Hook. You deflected any type of blame/responsibility and directed it toward the influence of movies and the media. You are a failure of a human being. May all of your immediate and distant family die horrific deaths in front of you."
WPTV reports that several Facebook pages with Dorner's name have been created since early Thursday morning.