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The Los Angeles Police Department is currently initiating a manhunt for a former member of their force who is a suspect in the murder of two people Sunday.
NBC reported that police are also guarding people the officer, Christopher Dorner, may attempt to kill.
"Of course he knows what he’s doing," LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said at a press conference. "We trained him."
Dorner, who was removed from the force in 2008 after three years of service for making false statements, reportedly has numerous weapons, including assault rifles.
According to UPI, Dorner’s motives for his rampage were uncovered by police on his Facebook page. It revealed that Dorner wants to kill those he views as enemies.
"I never had the opportunity to have a family of my own, I’m terminating yours," he wrote, referring to LAPD officers he blames for ruining his career. "Look your wives/husbands and surviving children directly in the face and tell them the truth as to why your children are dead."
The victims on Sunday were Monica Quan, the daughter of retired LAPD Capt. Randy Quan, and her fiance Keith Lawrence. They were both shot to death after returning to their apartment.
On Thursday, Dorner was involved in a shootout which killed a police officer and injured two other people.
"I would tell him to turn himself in,” Beck said. "This has gone far enough. No one else needs to die."