SAN DIEGO - According to the Associated Press, the fugitive ex-cop that has been on the run for nearly a week has exchanged fire with Southern California authorities on Tuesday afternoon.
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A U.S. Marshals Service official says the search for Dorner has spread from California to Nevada, Arizona and Mexico.
Police Cmdr. Andrew Smith says the department has taken such protective measures as reassigning motorcycle officers to cars. There were two separate overnight shootings about 60 miles east of Los Angeles in Riverside County that investigators believe involved former LA police officer Christopher Dorner, who's also the main suspect in the weekend killing of a couple whose bodies were found in Irvine.
He was fired in 2008 for making false statements. The first occurred in the city of Corona and involved two LAPD officers working a security detail, said Sgt. Alex Baez of the LAPD's Newton division. One officer was grazed.