Riverside Shootings Put Santa Barbara on Blue Alert

Manhunt for Suspect Christopher Dorner Goes Statewide

The Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management has dispersed a Blue Alert issued by the CHP after this morning’s shootings in Riverside County involving multiple victims.

The Blue Alert, which is specific to the killing or serious assault of a law enforcement officer, has been announced as authorities search for shooting suspect Christopher Jordan Dorner, a 33-year-old black male, 6 feet tall, 270 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Dorner, a former LAPD cop, was last seen driving a grey Nissan Titan with license plate 8D83987 and a ski rack on the top. Dorner is considered to be armed and extremely dangerous.

Any information regarding the suspect or vehicle should be reported by calling 9-1-1 immediately.

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