Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

Jerry Brown mourns officer's death as manhunt continues

 California Gov. Jerry Brown at an appearance earlier this week. Credit: Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press

Gov. Jerry Brown issued a statement mourning the death of the Riverside police officer who authorities say was killed by a former Los Angeles cop on Thursday morning.

“Anne and I were shocked and saddened to learn of the senseless attack on a Riverside police officer that resulted in his death this morning," the governor said. "We join his family, friends, co-workers and the Riverside community in mourning his death and in honoring his sacrifice.”

Brown said flags at the Capitol will be flown at half-staff for the 34-year-old Riverside officer, who has not been identified.

PHOTOS: Manhunt for ex-LAPD officer

The officer was stopped at a traffic light with a trainee when he was shot and killed. The trainee was wounded.

Police have launched a massive manhunt for the suspect, Christopher Jordan Dorner, who is also a former Navy reservist.

Authorities also say Dorner killed a couple in Irvine and wounded an LAPD officer in Corona.


Ex-cop manhunt: Snowstorm may hamper Big Bear search

Manhunt: FBI searches Las Vegas home of fugitive ex-officer

Fugitive ex-cop sent parcel to CNN, Anderson Cooper tweets

-- Chris Megerian in Sacramento

Photo: California Gov. Jerry Brown at an appearance earlier this week. Credit: Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press

Comments () | Archives (0)


Recommended on Facebook


In Case You Missed It...


About L.A. Now
L.A. Now is the Los Angeles Times’ breaking news section for Southern California. It is produced by more than 80 reporters and editors in The Times’ Metro section, reporting from the paper’s downtown Los Angeles headquarters as well as bureaus in Costa Mesa, Long Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Riverside, Ventura and West Los Angeles.
Have a story tip for L.A. Now?
Please send to newstips@latimes.com
Can I call someone with news?
Yes. The city desk number is (213) 237-7847.


Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone

Sign me up for the following lists: