Manhunt launched for ex-LA officer in police killing

Authorities in California have launched a state-wide manhunt for a former Los Angeles police officer suspected of shooting three police officers this morning, killing one, Reuters is reporting.

Christopher Jordan Dorner, of La Palma, California. Credit: Reuters/Irvine Police Department/Handout

33-year-old Christopher Dorner had also been named as a suspect in the shooting deaths of the daughter of a former Los Angeles police captain and her fiance whose bodies were found on Sunday, police said in a statement.

The California Highway Patrol issued a "blue alert" to law enforcement throughout the state for Dorner. "The suspect is considered armed and extremely dangerous," the alert said, "The suspect was involved in multiple shootings with multiple agencies in the Riverside CHP area."

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Fugitive ex-cop remains found

The remains recovered from a cabin in Big Bear, California, have been positively identified as those of fugitive former Los Angeles policeman Christopher Dorner, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said.