A badge and identification belonging to a former Los Angeles police officer suspected in a killing spree have been found in San Diego.
San Diego police Sgt. Ray Battrick says Christopher Dornerâ€™s LAPD badge and ID were found by a citizen near the cityâ€™s airport.
Battrick says the items were turned in to police at 2:27 a.m. Thursday but he does not know when they were found.
A massive manhunt is under way across Southern California for Dorner. Heâ€™s suspected of killing a couple in Orange County on Sunday and two shootings early Thursday.
Officials say he shot at two LAPD officers in the city of Corona â€“ grazing one â€“ then ambushed two police officers in nearby Riverside, killing one and critically wounding the other.
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Police have launched a massive manhunt for a former Los Angeles officer suspected of going on a killing spree, slaying a couple over the weekend and then ambushing two police officers early Thursday, killing one.
There were two separate overnight shootings about 60 miles east of Los Angeles in Riverside County that investigators believe involved former LA police officer Christopher Dorner, whoâ€™s also the main suspect in the weekend killing of a couple whose bodies were found in Irvine. He was fired in 2008 for making false statements.
The first occurred in the city of Corona and involved two LAPD officers working a security detail, said Sgt. Alex Baez of the LAPDâ€™s Newton division. One officer was grazed.
Later, two officers on routine patrol in the neighboring city of Riverside were ambushed in their patrol car at a stop light, said Riverside Lt. Guy Toussaint. One died and the other was in surgery.
The Riverside officers shot overnight were not actively looking for Dorner, Toussaint said.
Police donâ€™t where Dorner is but think he left the area, he said.
â€śWeâ€™re asking our officers to be extraordinarily cautious just as weâ€™re asking the public to be extraordinarily cautious with this guy. Heâ€™s already demonstrated he has a propensity for shooting innocent people. We canâ€™t provide a lot of information now because weâ€™re trying to capture him,â€ť said Cmdr. Andrew Smith. â€śWe donâ€™t know where he is. Weâ€™re looking for the publicâ€™s help to locate this guy. Anybody who sees him or believes they see him or his vehicle should call 911.â€ť
Dorner is wanted in the killings of Monica Quan and her fiance, Keith Lawrence, who were found shot to death in their car at a parking structure Sunday night, Irvine police Chief David L. Maggard said at a news conference Wednesday night.
Dorner, 33, implicated himself in the killings with a multi-page â€śmanifestoâ€ť that he wrote that included threats against several people, including members of the LAPD, police said. They gave no further details on the document or its contents.
Autopsies showed that Quan and Lawrence were killed by multiple gunshot wounds in the parking structure at their condominium in Irvine, Orange County sheriffâ€™s spokesman Jim Amormino said earlier Wednesday.
Quan, 28, was an assistant womenâ€™s basketball coach at Cal State Fullerton. Lawrence, 27, was a public safety officer at the University of Southern California.
The killings brought mourning and disbelief at three college campuses, Fullerton, USC, and Concordia University, where the two met when they were both students and basketball players.
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