National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

Two Women Shot by LAPD

From the LA Times:

Two women who were shot by Los Angeles police in Torrance early Thursday during a massive manhunt for an ex-LAPD officer were delivering newspapers, sources said.

The women, shot in the 19500 block of Redbeam Avenue, were taken to area hospitals, Torrance police Lt. Devin Chase said. They were not identified. One was shot in the hand and the other in the back, according to Jesse Escochea, who captured video of the victims being treated.

It was not immediately known what newspapers the women were delivering. After the shooting, the blue pickup was riddled with bullet holes and what appeared to be newspapers lay in the street alongside.

To clarify/remind visitors here, the alleged crimes of ex-LAPD officer, Christopher Dorner, the subject of today’s  manhunt, will not be listed here on the site.  One of our criteria for news stories is that the person must have been police at the time of the wrongdoing. According to the news reports we’ve seen,  Dorner has not been a police officer for some time.

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