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Gov. Brown ‘Saddened’ By Officer’s Death As Manhunt Continues

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Fired Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer Christopher Dorner is seen in an undated photo displayed at a press conference by Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck (not in photo) regarding the manhunt for Dorner, at LADP headquarters in Los Angeles February 7, 2013. (LAPD/Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Fired Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer Christopher Dorner is seen in an undated photo displayed at a press conference by Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck (not in photo) regarding the manhunt for Dorner, at LADP headquarters in Los Angeles February 7, 2013. (LAPD/Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

SACRAMENTO (CBS / AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is offering condolences to the family of a Riverside police officer who was one of three people believed to be killed by a former Los Angeles police officer during a shooting spree across Southern California.

In a statement issued late Thursday, the Democratic governor said he was “shocked and saddened” when he learned about the attack that took place early that morning.

The name of the officer is not being released while the suspect, Christopher Dorner, remains at large. Dorner is the subject of a widespread manhunt that focused on the mountain community of Big Bear late Thursday.

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Brown’s office said the 34-year-old field training officer who was shot as he and a trainee were stopped for a traffic light in Riverside. The trainee was critically injured.

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