LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Fri, Feb 08) – LAPD cops shot two elderly women in Torrance, California suspecting them as fugitive LAPD ex-cop, Christopher Dorner, who is at large after killing three of his ex colleagues.
|Christopher Dorner Hunt: Two elderly women were shot mistakenly by LAPD cops|
According to Los Angeles Times; the women; Emma Hernandez, 71, and her 47-year-old daughter Maggie Carranza were in the area for delivering the newspaper. Sources told the LA Times cops were trying to protect an LAPD officer named in former cop Christopher Dorner's online manifesto when they shot them in a suspicious.
Unfortunately, the women were driving the same type and colored car in which Dorner had run away after his shooting spree on Thursday.
Cops in the search of Dorner suspected the royal blue Toyota Tacoma occupied by Emma and her daughter Maggie is the same as of Dorner's Nissan pickup truck and opened fire without confirming who’s inside the vehicle.
"Tragically, we believe this is a case of mistaken identity," LAPD Chief Charlie Beck told reporters.
But the women's lawyer, Glen Jonas, pointed out that cops were being careless just to guard themselves. "The problem with the situation is it looked like the cops were administering street justice and didn't take the time to notice that these two older, small Latina women don't look like a large black man," Jonas told the Times.
Hernandez was shot twice in the back and was stable as of late Thursday, Jonas told the Times. Her daughter just had stitches in her finger.
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Source: LA Times