(Photo: Los Angeles Police Department)
A massive manhunt is under way for Christopher Dorner, a former member of both the Los Angeles Police Department and the U.S. Navy Reserve who is reportedly on the run in California, where he allegedly shot and killed two civilians and a police officer.
Actor Charlie Sheen released a short video Saturday pleading for alleged “Killer Cop” Christopher Dorner -- a former Los Angeles Police Department officer accused of killing three people -- to call him so that the two can work out a way to bring Dorner to justice safely.
Dorner, 33, has vowed to bring “warfare” on the LAPD, embarking on a shooting spree that has left two civilians and one police officer dead, as the Associated Press reported.
Before Dorner went off on his shooting spree, he composed a manifesto of sorts, riddled with bizarre threats, political opinions, and remarks about celebrities, including Louis C.K., Larry David, and, of course, Charlie Sheen. In the manifesto, Dorner wrote, “Charlie Sheen, you’re effin’ awesome.”
In response to the bizarre callout in Dorner’s manifesto, Sheen recorded a short video Friday urging the police officer to call him so that they can work out a way to bring Dorner to justice safely.
In the video message, Sheen pleads with Donner, saying: "You mentioned me in your manifesto, so thank you for your kind words. I am urging you to call me. Let's figure out together how to end this thing."
Below is the video originally posted by TMZ.
Police are carrying out an extensive manhunt for Dorner in at least three U.S. states and Mexico. A veteran of the U.S. Navy Reserve as well as the LAPD, he is considered extremely dangerous by officials on the lookout.
On Thursday afternoon, police found Dorner’s destroyed pickup truck near Big Bear Lake, roughly 80 miles from Los Angeles. They believe he may be in the mountains nearby.
Dorner was fired by the LAPD in 2008 for allegedly making false statements about his field training officer, who he accused of kicking a suspect. He appealed the action.
Police recently discovered a multipage manifesto centered on Dorner’s termination via his Facebook account.
The Los Angeles Times noted Dorner mentioned retired LAPD Capt. Randy Quan -- the father of Monica Quan, one of his three alleged shooting victims -- in the online posting.
According to the manifesto, Dorner was disgruntled due to the fact he felt Quan and others did not fairly represent him at an LAPD review hearing.
“Your lack of ethics and conspiring to wrong a just individual are over. Suppressing the truth will lead to deadly consequences for you and your family,” Dorner wrote, referring to Quan and others. “There will be an element of surprise where you work, live, eat, and sleep.”
He added, “I never had the opportunity to have a family of my own, I’m terminating yours.”
In the document, Dorner threatened violence against other police officers: “The violence of action will be high. ... I will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in LAPD uniform whether on or off duty.”
Dorner’s last known address is in La Palma. He is described as a 6-foot-tall African American who weighs about 270 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.
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