Monica Quan’s father feared worst on hearing news of Irvine shooting


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Even as Irvine police were trying to confirm the identities of a young couple found shot to death in an Irvine parking garage on Feb. 3, the department’s on-duty watch commander received a late-night call from former LAPD Capt. Randal Quan.

According to an Irvine detective’s search warrant affidavit released Monday, Quan had seen an early news report of the double-homicide at the condo complex at 2100 Scholarship.


Quan, the document states, was worried that his 28-year-old daughter, Monica, who lived there, might be a victim.

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Quan explained that his daughter called him every night, but had not returned his calls that night.

The former police captain said his daughter and her fiance, Keith Lawrence, 27, drove in small white car.

Monica Quan and Keith Lawrence, who were found dead in Lawrence’s white Kia Optima, were the first known homicide victims blamed on fired LAPD officer Christopher Dorner, whose rampage earlier this month also left two law officers dead and culminated in Dorner’s suicide.

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Police said Dorner was angry at the elder Quan, who had represented him in the disciplinary case that resulted in his termination from the LAPD in 2009.

In a Facebook post attributed to him, Dorner warned Quan of “deadly consequences for you and your family.”

Monica Quan was the assistant woman’s basketball coach at Cal State Fullerton and Lawrence was a campus police officer at USC. The two had met at Concordia Univerity in Irvine, where both played on the school’s basketball teams. ALSO:

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