California authorities are searching for Christopher Dorner, a former LAPD officer, in connection with multiple shootings that left at least three dead in the past few days.
USA Today reports that Dorner, 33, was named a suspect in the slaying of Monica Quan, 28, an assistant basketball coach at California State University-Fullerton, and her fiancé, Keith Lawrence, a University of Southern California campus security officer; both shot to death on their car on Feb. 3.
Monica Quan’s father, Randy Quan, a retired LAPD captain, was allegedly involved in the review process that led to Dorner's dismissal from the force in 2008.
Dorner is also the main suspect in two overnight shootings of other LAPD officers that left one officer killed and two wounded. Police say Dorner implicated himself in the killings in a “manifesto” that threatened several people including members of the LAPD force.
“LAPD is a specific target but all law enforcement is targeted,'”Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said in a statement, adding that Dorner had “a vendetta against all Southern California law enforcement.”
The suspect was part of the LAPD department from 2005 to 2008.
In part of his manifesto, Dorner leaves messages for several people, including celebrities like Charlie Sheen and Ellen DeGeneres, according to TMZ.
He wrote to Ellen DeGeneres:
Ellen Degeneres, continue your excellent contribution to entertaining America and bringing the human factor to entertainment. You changed the perception of your gay community and how we as Americans view the LGBT community. I congratulate you on your success and opening my eyes as a young adult, and my generation to the fact that you are know different from us other than who you choose to love. Oh, and you Prop 8 supporters, why the f*ck do you care who your neighbor marries. Hypocritical pieces of sh*t.
And he also had words for the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church:
Westboro Baptist Church, may you all burn slowly in a fire, not from smoke inhalation, but from the flames and only the flames.
(Read Dorner's manifesto, below)
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