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February 7, 2013
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LA shooting suspect has ties to NAS Fallon

A former Los Angeles police officer suspected of three murders has ties to Fallon.

According to Christopher Jordan Dorner's manifesto - obtained by www.myfoxla.com - said he lost his position as a commanding officer of a Naval Security Forces reserve unit at Naval Air Station Fallon "because of the LAPD."

Dorner, 33, is suspected of killing a police officer in Riverside, Calif., and shooting one other officer on Thursday, and killing a couple in Irvine earlier in the week, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The Times reported Dorner also shot at two other officers 20 minutes before killing the 34-year-old, 11-year veteran. The veteran police officer, according to the Times, was training a 27-year-old officer, who was shot in the upper body.

As of press time, Dorner had not been captured and according to the Times, a burned truck, which belonged to Dorner, was discovered at Big Bear Lake in Southern California.

A manhunt in California and Nevada has been ongoing since Thursday.

The three victims, according to the Times, were police officers. Dorner was fired by the LAPD in 2009, the newspaper said.

Zip Upham, public affairs officer for NAS Fallon, said Navy reserve records show Dorner was in flight training, which he did not complete, in 2004. Dorner then went into the reserves.

Upham said the Navy reserves has no information about how Dorner lost his command because of the LAPD.

"His unit drilled in Fallon one weekend a month from March 2009 to November 2009," Upham said.

Upham said he doubts anyone would remember Dorner since naval personnel rotate every three years.

According to the Navy reserves, Dorner received an honorable discharge on Feb. 1, 2013. He was not recommended for continuation at a recent continuation board and received his discharge, according to the Navy reserve.

Dorner said the Los Angeles Police Department's actions "cost me my Naval career, which started in April 2002 and ends in February 2013.

The Fallon Police Department reports they have no records of Dorner.

Dorner's manifesto is 11 pages long and opens with "what would you do to clear your name?" Dorner alleges abuse and systematic negligence within the LAPD hierarchy.


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