Video: Christopher Dorner, ex-L.A. cop, presumed dead after fiery cabin standoff
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First, the basics. As reported by 9News, Dorner, a Navy reservist, was an L.A. cop from 2005 to 2008, at which point he was sacked by the LAPD's Board of Rights for making false statements about his alleged kicking of a schizophrenic suspect with dementia. Representing him before the board was Randal Quan, an attorney who had himself been part of the Los Angeles police force.
Cut to yesterday morning, when two shootings took place in Riverside County, not far from L.A. In the first, someone opened fire on a couple of cops, with one being slightly injured. In the second, another pair of officers were attacked at a stop light; Lieutenant Guy Toussaint perished from his wounds.
Dorner's LAPD badge and ID were subsequently found near the San Diego airport.
Meanwhile, Dorner became suspect number one in the Sunday killing of Keith Lawrence and Monica Quan, a couple (they were engaged) shot to death in a car. Quan is the daughter of attorney Randal Quan, and Dorner reportedly implicated himself in their murder in a massive, unhinged manifesto addressed to "America" and featuring the subject line "Last Resort." See it below in its entirety.
The passing of Lawrence struck close to home. Although he's been living in Southern California, he moved to the Denver area in 2008 along with the rest of his family and stayed for a year or two. Still residing in the area are his parents, who call Parker home, and his beloved brother Kristopher, whose heart-rending memories of Keith are shared with 9News in the video below.
Keith with his fiancee, Monica Quan.
At this writing, according to ABC News, authorities believe Dorner is in the area of Big Bear, a California resort community. A door to door search is taking place.
Here's the 9News clip featuring Kristopher Lawrence, along with an ABC News report about the search for Dorner. After that is Dorner's manifesto, broken into two parts.
Continue for Christopher Dorner's manifesto.