Lawyer calls Torrance police shooting reckless

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San Bernardino County Sheriff's officer Ken Owens searches a home for the former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner in Big Bear Lake, Calif, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. The hunt for the former Los Angeles police officer suspected in three killings entered its fourth day in the snow-covered mountains on Sunday, a day after the police chief ordered a review of the disciplinary case that led to the fugitive's firing and new details emerged of the evidence he left behind. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A lawyer for the driver of a pickup peppered with police bullets says Torrance officers were reckless in their search for fugitive ex-Los Angeles cop Christopher Dorner.

Surfer Dan Perdue was driving to the beach early Thursday when his Honda Ridgeline was stopped by officers guarding the home of a law enforcement official targeted by Dorner.

The pickup resembled Dorner's Nissan Titan.

After driving away, the Ridgeline was hit by a squad car.

Perdue attorney Robert Sheahen tells the Daily Breeze of Torrance (http://bit.ly/12F0uON ) the pickup spun around and officers began shooting. Perdue wasn't wounded.

A police department statement says Perdue's vehicle was suddenly leaving the area and officers on heightened alert took appropriate measures.

The shooting was blocks from the mistaken identity LAPD shooting of two women delivering newspapers.

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