Three killed as sacked policeman declares war on former colleagues

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A MANHUNT was under way last night for a former Los Angeles police officer who has threatened “warfare” on ex-colleagues after two weekend killings and a shooting on Wednesday that left one officer dead and another critically wounded.

Christopher Dorner was said to be “armed and dangerous”; the authorities said a threatening manifesto had been found.

Dorner was fired from the police in 2008 for making false statements, and one of the weekend victims was the daughter of a former police captain who had represented him during his disciplinary proceedings.

San Diego police Sergeant Ray Battrick said Dorner’s police badge and ID had been found near the city’s airport.

Dorner shot at two Los Angeles officers, grazing one, then ambushed two police officers at a separate location, killing one and critically wounding the other.

He also is wanted for the killings of Monica Quan and her fiancé, Keith Lawrence, who were found shot to death in their car on Sunday night.