High School Remembers Ex-Basketball Star Slain In Alleged Dorner Revenge Scheme

WALNUT (CBSLA.com) — The Walnut High School girls’ basketball team Friday mourned a 28-year-old ex-player who was murdered in an alleged revenge killing scheme by Christopher Dorner.

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Monica Quan, who was most recently a Cal State Fullerton basketball coach, was a star of the high school squad from 1998 to 2002.

In a heartfelt tribute, players stitched her number 23 on their uniforms and placed a plaque in her memory on the wall.

“It means that her legacy will always live,” said teammate Kendra Carraway.

Friend Ariana Caffey said, “She’s always going to be an angel for us.”

Quan and her fiancé, 27-year-old Keith Lawrence, were gunned down in their car on the roof of their Irvine apartment Feb. 3.

Police said 33-year-old Dorner killed Quan because her father, retired LAPD captain Randy Quan, was a factor in his termination from the police department.

Mike James, Quan’s former coach, said her dad never missed a basketball game.

“She was the center of his world and I don’t know…I just can’t even imagine,” he said.

Caffey said she couldn’t understand Dorner’s motives.

“How could somebody so cruel take the lives of people’s loved ones,” she said.

A memorial for Quan will be held Sunday.

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