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IL Police Officer Charged With Murder

IL Police Officer Charged With Murder

Brian Dorian, 37

Chicago Tribune via Yellowbrix

October 09, 2010

CHICAGO – Hours after a construction worker in Will County was fatally shot and an Indiana farmer was randomly gunned down in his bean fields Tuesday, then robbed as he played dead, a Schererville police officer pulled over a light-blue 1992 Chevrolet pickup and questioned the driver, sources said Friday.

Although the truck matched witness descriptions, police let him go without searching it after Brian Dorian, 37, a Lynwood police officer on disability leave, flashed his badge, sources said.

Still, the Tuesday night stop proved to be a crucial clue that led police Friday to charge Dorian with first-degree murder, sources said.

Described by friends and neighbors as a friendly man who loves baseball and bow hunting and dotes on his niece, Dorian was being held in lieu of $2.5 million bail at the Will County Jail.

Prosecutors on both sides of the state line said they expect more charges against Dorian, possibly Tuesday. He was arrested outside his Crete Township home Friday morning. Police also seized his pickup in Lynwood.

The shootings started Tuesday morning when a gunman walked into a burned-out home being rehabbed near rural Beecher and opened fire, killing worker Rolando Alonso, 45, and seriously wounding Josh Garza, 19. A 19-year-old co-worker escaped into a cornfield and called 911, police said.

About 40 minutes later, Keith Dahl, 64, was checking the bean fields on his property near Lowell, Ind., when he spotted a pickup truck approaching on the dirt road from the opposite direction, said his brother Robert Dahl. The two pickups stopped alongside each other, and the other man asked Keith Dahl about the possibility of storing honeybees on his property, then wrote down a name and phone number on a slip of paper, Robert Dahl said.

As Keith Dahl went to put the note in his center console, the man opened fire. Dahl played dead while the man wrestled Dahl’s wallet away, taking about $60, and then shot him again, Robert Dahl said.

“Keith said he was holding his breath and not trying to breathe,” said Robert Dahl. As blood poured from his wounds, Dahl drove to the nearest paved road and called 911.

Dorian’s family and many who knew him reacted with disbelief at the news he had been charged with murder.

“He’s not the guy — he wouldn’t be involved with something like this,” his brother Lance Dorian said in front of the family’s Lynwood home.


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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    No comment.

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    keko3006

    almost 4 years ago

    124 Comments

    ITS A SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS FOR THE REST OF THE LYNWOOD PD. KEEP YOUR HEADS UP BOYS AND GIRLS. YES PETE, IT LOOKS AS IF THEY GOT THE RIGHT GUY. I SPOKE WITH TASK FORCE INVESTIGATORS FROM OUR AREA WHO SAY THE FIREARM BALLISTICS ON THE SLUGS, TIRE TRACK IMPRESSIONS, AS WELL AS THREE WITNESSES PICKING HIM OUT OF PHOTO BOOKS IS SOME PRETTY SOLID EVIDENCE..BRYAN USED TO WORK FOR LANSING P.D. NEXT TO ME BEFORE GOING TO LYNWOOD...GUESS AFTER THE VEHICULAR HOMICIDE, HE JUST WASNT THE SAME, BUT THAT WASN'T HIS FAULT...SOMETIME AGO I SEEN HIM AND HE TOLD ME HE TORE HIS ROTATOR CUFF OUT AND HAD TO HAVE SURGERY...GUESS HE WAS STILL OFF ON A MEDICAL, AND ABUSING PERSCRIPTION DRUGS, SO IM TOLD...MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE FAMILIES OF THE VICTIM'S...YES HE SNAPPED AND NOW HE WLL HAVE HIS DAY IN COURT. IT'S SAD WHEN ONE OF US FALLS FROM GRACE, AND BETRAYS EVERYTHING WE STAND FOR....SENCELESS.....

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    PETE114

    almost 4 years ago

    1396 Comments

    Do not rush to conclusions on this case. This is an election year in Will County and there may be pressure to make a quick arrest. Read about the Riley Fox case where the father was wrongly arrested: http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/05/charges-to-be-announced-in-3-year-old-riley-foxs-slaying.html .

    If Dorian is guilty of the crime than the hell with him. I still would like to see if the evidence is good enough to convict. He's now sitting in the same jail as Drew Peterson.

    As for the fatal crash Dorian was involved in, the other driver turned right on red in front of Dorian, failing to yield the right of way. Something the family forgot to mention to the reporter in the earlier post. Dorian was guilty of speeding. I just hate when all the Cop bashers come out of the woodwork when one of us are accused of something. Wait until all the fact come out at trial. Give him at least that chance.

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    Horsey

    almost 4 years ago

    338 Comments

    booking photo says-"I am iin a world of SHIT" Private Pyle!! I'm sure the investigating agencies involved have adequate evidence-BUT-I guess it may be prudent to see what unfolds.

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    JMichaelSven

    almost 4 years ago

    246 Comments

    I’ll have to hear more before I come to any conclusion; my experience is there always two side to a story-maybe even three or four. All I’ll say for now is I hope this not true!

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    Duran_21

    almost 4 years ago

    330 Comments

    One can only hope this isn't true.

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    ill_taze_u_bro

    almost 4 years ago

    2844 Comments

    I'm with you Meanstreets, sounds like there's an underlying issue with this guy.

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    djs2v

    almost 4 years ago

    5628 Comments

    Wow!

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    Kitten81

    almost 4 years ago

    1252 Comments

    Geez.

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    AKangel

    almost 4 years ago

    4974 Comments

    OK, This story is confusing, I will wait for more info, Hope it's not true

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    What is the world coming to?

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    MeanStreets949

    almost 4 years ago

    2318 Comments

    Another black eye for LE everywhere......I'm sure it will come out that he was suffering from some kind of mental snap. Stuff like this just doesn't play itself out in the mind overnight. A snap like this was a long time in the making...

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    Anthony2590

    almost 4 years ago

    66 Comments

    This is horrible. Hope it turns out to be false.

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    DALLASCRANE

    almost 4 years ago

    19382 Comments

    Let it play forward and the truth will appear. Even today, "These are the worst of times, these are the best of times." (A Tale of Two Cities (1859), a novel by Charles Dickensl over 200 million copies sold.)

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    HEYSARGE

    almost 4 years ago

    16726 Comments

    Let it all play out!

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