'Blue Alert' in California, Ex-officer suspect in Riverside cop killing & other murders

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Updated: 2/07/2013 12:40 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police east of Los Angeles in Riverside say two officers were ambushed overnight and the suspect is a former LAPD cop who's still on the loose.

Riverside Lt. Guy Toussaint says the officers were stopped at a red light while on routine patrol around 1:30 a.m. Thursday when someone shot them.

One of the officers was killed and the other was critically wounded.

Toussaint says investigators believe the shooter was former LA police officer Christopher Dorner, who's also the main suspect in the weekend killing of a couple whose bodies were found in Irvine.

Police say Dorner implicated himself in the killings in a "manifesto" that included threats against several people, including members of the LAPD.

Toussaint says police don't where Dorner is but think he left the area.

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BLUE ALERT WARNING FROM CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL:

*THE SUSPECT IS CONSIDERED ARMED AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS*

*******THE BLUE ALERT IS NOW ACTIVATED STATEWIDE*********

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.
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