A former Los Angeles Police Department officer is the prime suspect in the murder of a California State Fullerton basketball coach. Monica Quan and her fiancé Keith Lawrence were found shot to death in their car on Saturday night and Irvin police now suspect that Former LAPD officer and U.S. Navy reservist Christopher Jordan Dorner is the man who perpetrated the slayings.
Police report that Dorner implicated himself in the murder in a multi-page manifesto that included threats against multiple people.
“We are looking at the manifesto and will do an assessment in terms of the threat against those listed in it, and determine what level of protection each of them will need,” LAPD Capt. William Hayes said.
Dorner has not been arrested and is considered to be at large and armed and dangerous.
“We have strong cause to believe Dorner is armed and dangerous,” Maggard said, adding that the LAPD and FBI are assisting in the case, and that anyone who sees the suspect should immediately call 911.
Dorner’s motive for the murder connects to Quan’s father, Randal Quan, who is a former LAPD captain who became a layer in retirement. Quan became the LAPD’s first Chinese police captain in the history of the department, but retired in 2002. Dorner was represented by Quan in front of the Board of Rights, which is a tribunal that ended up ruling against Dorner in 2008.
It was because of this tribunal ruling that Dorner was fired from the LAPD after being found guilty of making false statements. It’s possible that Dorner sought revenge on Quan for losing his case and murdered his daughter Monica as a result.
An investigation is ongoing at the moment and police are looking into Dorner’s motives as well as other possible suspects.