LAPD Officer Wounded by Suspect in Riverside
Riverside: Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers were shot at as they followed a possible homicide suspect in Riverside.
On February 7, 2013, around 1:45 a.m., two officers from the Los Angeles Police Department were in the area of the 15 freeway and Magnolia Avenue in the Riverside area. The officers were part of a special detail related to the search for Christopher Jordan Dorner, who is wanted by Irvine Police Department for a double homicide that occurred on February 4th.
A citizen approached the officers and directed them to a vehicle that matched that of Christopher Dorner’s metallic grey Nissan Titan pickup truck. The officers quickly responded to where the vehicle was parked and observed an individual in the vehicle who fit the description of Dorner. The suspect vehicle sped away, and the officers followed as the vehicle entered the 15 freeway near Magnolia Avenue. The suspect then opened fire on the officers while they were in their vehicle, at which time an officer-involved shooting occurred. The suspect drove away in his Nissan pickup truck and is currently being sought by LAPD and Riverside law enforcement agencies. It is unknown if the suspect was injured during the shooting.
One officer sustained a non-life-threatening wound to the head, was treated and remained at the scene of the incident. The LAPD Force Investigation Division responded to the incident and will conduct the officer-involved shooting investigation. The investigation will ultimately be reviewed by the Chief of Police, Office of the Inspector General, and the Board of Police Commissioners for compliance with the Department’s use-of-force policy, which states that an officer’s use-of-force actions must be objectively reasonable. Additionally, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Justice System Integrity Division will conduct a comprehensive review of the facts of the officer-involved shooting.
Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD’s Force Investigation Division at (213) 486-5230. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.
The manhunt for an ex-LAPD colleague, came across vehicles matching the one sought by authorities in massive manhunt at two separate locations.
The first location in Torrance involved Los Angeles police detectives from the Hollywood division, who got caught up in an officer involved shooting, which resulted in gunfire injuring two women that had been delivering newspapers. They have since been transported to an area hospital.
The incident took place at approximately 5:20 a.m. in the 19500 block of Redbeam Avenue according to sources. The extent of their injures has not been made public.
The second incident involved Torrance police, and occurred at Flagler Lane and Beryl Street at approximately 5:45 a.m. No injuries were reported in that incident.
According to Torrance police Lt. Devin Chase Neither event was directly related to hunted suspect, Christopher Jordan Dorner, 33, who as of Thursday morning remains at large.
The former LAPD Harbor Division officer is suspected of killing a couple in Irvine and a police officer in Riverside.
Members of the public were warned to stay away from him if they spot him, and to call 911 immediately.
“Obviously we are on high alert,” Toussaint said.
The two women that had been shot by Los Angeles police detectives in Torrance were reportedly delivering newspapers. According to a witness, one woman was shot in the back, while another was shot in the hand.
Las Vegas Police found out the suspect Christopher Jordan Dorner has a residence in the state of Nevada, metro police has take al precautions necessary incase the suspect goes to his residence.