As authorities scoured Southern California for an ex-Los Angeles police officer suspected of shooting three officers, killing one, officials broadened the alert to include the entire state Thursday morning, and authorities in Nevada were warned.
The California Highway Patrol originally issued a “blue alert” for nine Southern California counties, warning that suspect Christoper Jordan Dorner, 33, was considered “armed and extremely dangerous,” early Thursday. Shortly after 9 a.m. that alert was broadened to the include the entire state.
Dorner is also a suspect in a Sunday double homicide that left a young couple dead, one of whom was the daughter of a retired LAPD captain. Dorner also isn’t the only one responsible for injuries on Thursday. Law enforcement officials have confirmed that officers shot two women delivering newspapers in Torrance after they mistook their vehicle for one being driven by Dorner. Both women were taken to area hospitals, and are expected to make a full recovery. Another shooting, for the same reason, did not lead to any injuries. We’ll have more on the story as it’s available.