Dorner case: Memorial on Sunday for Monica Quan and Keith Lawrence
Friends and family of Monica Quan and Keith Lawrence, believed to be the first victims of ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner’s deadly rampage, will gather at Concordia University in Irvine on Sunday for a memorial service for the former students.
Quan, a 28-year-old assistant basketball coach at Cal State Fullerton, and Lawrence, a 27-year-old USC safety officer, met at Concordia, where they both played basketball. They were recently engaged before they were shot to death on Feb. 3.
Authorities found the couple in Lawrence’s car in the parking structure of their condominium complex in Irvine.
Dorner is suspected for targeting the couple because Quan was the daughter of retired Los Angeles police Capt. Randy Quan, who represented Dorner at a personnel hearing over his firing from the Los Angeles Police Department.
Their deaths sparked a massive manhunt for Dorner, who also is accused of killing Riverside police Officer Michael Crain and San Bernardino Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremiah MacKay before being cornered in a cabin near Big Bear. Dorner took his own life after a shootout with police.
Concordia representatives said there will be no cameras or video recording devices allowed on campus during the memorial.
— Jeremiah Dobruck
Photo: Monica Quan and her fiance, Keith Lawrence. Credit: Natasha Belou