L.A. Now Live: Women injured during Dorner hunt still without truck
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Despite promises from the LAPD, two women injured by police hunting for ex-officer Christopher Dorner have yet to receive a new truck to replace the one officers riddled with bullets.
In a case of mistaken identity, officers fired dozens of rounds at Margie Carranza, 47, and her mother, Emma Hernandez, 71, as the two delivered newspapers in a blue Toyota Tacoma in Torrance. Hernandez was shot twice in the back and Carranza was injured by broken glass.
The shooting came amid incredible tension for the LAPD, which was being targeted by Dorner, a former officer seeking revenge for what he perceived to be his unjust firing from the department. In the days following the shooting, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck promised the women a new truck. But according to their attorney, Beck and the department have yet to deliver on that promise.
Staff writer Richard Winton will join us at 9 a.m. to discuss the latest developments on the LAPD’s effort to help the two women.