2 women will receive $4.2 million for injuries sustained when police fired at their truck during the L.A. manhunt for Christopher Dorner, 34, who went on a killing rampage before he died.
Margie Carranza, 47, was hit twice in the back and her mother, Emma Hernandez, 71, was cut by broken glasses.
Seven LAPD officers mistakenly fired about 100 rounds into their Toyota pickup while delivering newspapers on February 7. (2013)
Dorner died February 12 after a shootout and a standoff around Big Bear Lake in a South California mountain cabin, police said. Authorities said he killed himself after a tear gas canister set afire the cabin he was holed in.
Dorner was wanted for killing an Irvine couple and two law enforcement officers and wounding others in a nine-day rampage across 5 Southern California counties, for the sake of revenge. Dorner said in a manifesto police believe he posted online in Facebook that he wanted to clear his name and hunt down those responsible for his firing from the LAPD.
African-American Christopher Jordan Dorner (June 4, 1979 – February 12, 2013) was an ex-LAPD police officer and former United States Navy reservist. He is married to April Carter, 45, a deputy sheriff of Long Beach on April 2007.
Earlier, authorities were in hot pursuit of Dorner and his gray Nissan truck because of 2 officers he ambushed in their police car while stopped at a traffic light in the city of Riverside. Officer Michael Crain, 34, a former US marine and an 11-year veteran of the Riverside department died shortly after the shooting, while the other officer was rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition for surgery.
Dorner was likewise a suspect in the city of Irvine in the February 3 evening hours killing of Monica Quan, 28, daughter of Randal Quan and her fiance Keith Lawrence, 27. Monica and Keith were found shot to death in Lawrence’s parked car. Monica was assistant women’s basketball coach at Cal State Fullerton while Lawrence was a campus security officer for University of Southern California
Randal Quan was a former LA Police Department captain and lawyer who formerly represented Dorner during Dorner’s dismissal hearing from the LAPD.
The settlement is in addition to the $40,000 the city has paid for the loss of the truck, said City Attorney Carmen Trutanich.