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Manhunt Underway For Former LAPD Officer

(CNN) — A massive manhunt is underway in Riverside, California for a former LAPD police officer who is considered armed and dangerous.

The Siskiyou County Sheriff told NewsWatch12 he is currently in Southern California attending a sheriff briefing for this manhunt.

Three officers were shot overnight, one fatally, while on patrol in Riverside. 33-year-old Christopher Dorner is wanted in connection with the shooting and is the suspect in a double homicide.Retired LAPD Officer Randy Quan’s 28-year-old daughter and her fiancé were shot and killed Sunday.

In 2009, Dorner was fired from the LAPD after a series of review board hearings. Police say Dorner wrote a 20-page online manifesto containing threats against the people on the review board and specifically named Police Captain Quan.

During a press conference earlier this morning, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck explained the timeline of events that led to this manhunt:

“It is believed that Dorner was involved in the following incidents: On Sunday, February 3, 2012, in Irvine, California, a double homicide. During this incident, we believe Dorner shot and killed Monica Quan and Keith Lawrence while they sat in a vehicle in a parking structure. Wednesday, February 6th, about 8:30 p.m., in San Diego, an attempted robbery boat theft. Dorner attempted to steal a boat from a boat owner in San Diego. He was not successful, and fled the location.

“This morning, at 1:25 in Chino, California, LAPD officers assigned to a protection detail received a tip from a citizen that Dorner may be in the area. They observed Dorner, and Dorner fired upon the officers. Officers returned fire, and one officer received a non-life threatening wound to the head, a graze wound literally inches from killing him. Dorner fled, and due to damage to the police vehicle because of the gun shots, officers were unable to pursue him.

“Today, at 1:45 in Riverside, California, the murder and attempted murder of Riverside Police Department officers. Dorner ambushed two Riverside police officers resulting in the death of one and severe injury of the other.”