Brian Dorian, a former Lansing police officer, is held on $2.5 million bail at Will County Jail.
Four hours after a shooting spree in rural towns south of Chicago left a man dead and two men wounded, an update was posted on the Facebook page of Lynwood Police Officer Brian Dorian.
“Holy crap!! I got pulled over in Schererville and ordered out at gunpoint because I matched this lunatic’s description. I definately (sic) don’t like being on the other side of gun barrels being pointed at me!”
On Friday, authorities alleged Dorian was that “lunatic.”
The 37-year-old cop, on medical leave for the last year, was charged with one count of first-degree murder for allegedly gunning down Rolando Alonso, 45, a father of 10, near Beecher in rural Will County.
He was not immediately charged with wounding Joshua Garza, 19, who also took a bullet in the Beecher shooting and remains in critical condition. Nor was he charged with wounding farmer Keith Dahl, 63, an hour later near Lowell, Ind., but more charges were expected, authorities said.
Dahl, who was in fair condition Friday, was shot after a man approached him, apparently at random, and asked him about putting beehives on his farm.
“It’s always law enforcement’s worst nightmare when someone within the law enforcement community chooses to break the law,” Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow said at a news conference, the Sun-Times reports.