Cops looking for disgraced LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner fired on two women who were in a pickup similar to the one the suspect was believed to be driving.
It happened in Torrance early this morning, police told the Weekly.
The pair were delivering newspapers. But throwing stuff out the window and driving and stopping threw off officers who were apparently in the area protecting a potential target of the suspect, who is believed to be on a murderous rampage:
The officer-involved shooting happened about 5:20 a.m. in the 19500 block of Redbeam Avenue in Torrance, police said.
An officer told us:
Apparently the truck was similar to a description that was put out there. They were driving down the street, threw something out the window, and that prompted the OIS.
The headlights on the vehicle were out and the truck was driving toward officers when they opened fire, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck told reporters today.
The women were expected to be okay: One was treated for a minor gunshot wound, the other suffered two bullet wounds, according to City News Service.
Separately, police were fired on by a suspect they believe to be Dorner overnight in Riverside.
It happened at 1:45 a.m. at Magnolia Avenue and the 15 freeway, and the vehicle involved, apparently a dark-gray Nissan Titan pickup, matched the one cops say Dorner has been driving, according to the LAPD.
One LAPD officer — cops were in the area as part of the Dorner investigation — sustained a non-life-threatening wound to the head, cops said.
At 1:20 a.m., at Magnolia and Arlington avenues, police say a suspect ambushed Riverside police and fatally wounded an officer.
The search for Dorner appears now to be focused on San Diego. He's a former Navy man.
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