Friday, February 8, 2013

Christopher Dorner manhunt: Police comb California mountains for ex-cop in vendetta shootings

Police searched the mountains surrounding a California ski area on Thursday for a fired Los Angeles policeman accused of killing three people, after he declared war on law enforcement officers and their families in a rambling Internet manifesto.'

The bloodshed attributed to Christopher Dorner, 33, began with the weekend slayings of a university safety officer and his fiancée, Monica Quan, 28.

She was the daughter of a retired Los Angeles police captain who represented Dorner in disciplinary action that led to his firing in 2008. Quan and her fiance were found dead in Irvine, some 40 miles south of Los Angeles.

The violence escalated on Thursday with the fatal shooting of a police officer in Riverside and the wounding of two others.