BREAKING NEWS: Three officers were shot early Thursday morning in California, two in Riverside and one in Corona. The Riverside Police Department said one of its officers was killed. Initial reports said the shootings could be connected to former LAPD officer Christopher Jordan Dorner, who was wanted in connection with the double murder of Monica Quan and Keith Lawrence in Irvine.
Police said two Riverside officers responded to Magnolia and Arlington avenues (map) at about 1:30 a.m. after receiving a call for assistance. The response occurred during the search that began with a report of a vehicle matching the description of ex-LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner.
Both Riverside officers were shot and transported to a hospital, where one was pronounced dead. The second officer remained in surgery, police said. Source
The manifesto he posted on Facebook reportedly made reference to Anderson Cooper, Hillary Clinton and Charlie Sheen:
In the 20-page document, Dorner gives shout outs to various people in the news media he admires (among them Anderson Cooper), entertainers he liked (including Charlie Sheen), he discusses presidents he liked (Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush) and even suggests who Hillary Clinton should pick for her running mate in 2016. Source
UPDATE#1 (02/06/13 9:11 EST): The California Highway Patrol issued a Blue Alert for Christopher Jordan Dorner:
ON FEBRUARY 7, 2013, AT APPROXIMATELY 0122 HOURS, THE SUSPECT WAS INVOLVED IN MULTIPLE SHOOTINGS WITH MULTIPLE AGENCIES IN THE RIVERSIDE CHP AREA.
THE SUSPECT IS CHRISTOPHER JORDAN DORNER, A 33 YEAR OLD, BLACK, MALE, 6 FEET TALL, 270 POUNDS, WITH BLACK HAIR, BROWN EYES, WITH AN UNKNOWN CLOTHING DESCRIPTION.
THE SUSPECT WAS LAST SEEN DRIVING A 2005 BLUE OR GRAY NISSAN TITAN, WITH A CA LICENSE PLATE OF 8D83987 or 7X09131 – THE SUSPECT MAY BE SWTICHING BETWEEN THE TWO LICENSE PLATES.
THE VEHICLE ALSO HAS SKI RACKS ON IT’S ROOF.
IF SEEN CONTACT RIVERSIDE POLICE DEPARTMENT AT (951) 787-7911.