Irvine Police named a former Los Angeles Police Department officer as a suspect in the double homicide of Cal State Fullerton women’s basketball assistant coach Monica Quan and her fiance that occurred on Sunday in Irvine.
Christopher Dorner, a former LAPD officer and ex-navy reservist, is a suspect in the slaying of Quan, 28, and Keith Lawrence, 27, a USC police officer.
Dorner allegedly left a manifesto implicating himself in the double homicide, police said.
Police have not released the document, although the 20-page manifesto is available online as of late Wednesday night. The manifesto appears to be written by Dorner, although it has not been confirmed by authorities.
Dorner’s animosity toward the LAPD stems from witnessing a fellow officer involved in a use-of-force incident, according to the manifesto.
The LAPD said in a statement that Dorner was employed at the department from February 2005 to September 2008.
Dorner previously made a complaint against his field training officer, Sgt. Teresa Evans, accusing her of kicking a suspect, but the LAPD’s Board of Rights found Dorner’s complaint false and terminated his employment for making false statements, according to a court decision by California’s Court of Appeals in Dorner vs. LAPD.
The LAPD said in a statement that the department is implementing measures to ensure the safety of LAPD personnel, their families and the Los Angeles community until Dorner is apprehended.
“We are taking those threats very seriously as we do all threats against our personnel and the public,” the LAPD said.
LAPD is assisting Irvine Police in the search for the suspect.
Dorner most recently lived in La Palma, Calif., according to his Facebook profile and police. Police consider him armed and dangerous.