Moment Of Silence Held For Slain Cal State Fullerton Assistant Coach
FULLERTON (CBSLA.com) — Members of Cal State Fullerton’s women’s basketball team held a moment of silence Saturday afternoon in memory of slain assistant coach, Monica Quan.
The tribute for Quan was observed at tip off at 3 p.m. as the Titans faced UC Riverside.
“We just heal a day at a time, sometimes a moment at a time, and I don’t think anybody feels like they’re healing right now,” head coach Marcia Foster said.
Quan, 28, and her 27-year-old fiancé, Keith Lawrence, were gunned down in their car at their apartment’s parking garage on Feb. 3.
Police said Quan was fatally shot by now-fugitive Christopher Dorner because her father was a factor in his termination from the police department.
Dorner allegedly implicated himself in the murders in a long, rambling 20-page manifesto on Facebook. He wrote, “I never had the opportunity to have a family of my own, I’m terminating yours.”
The 33-year-old Dorner is also suspected of shooting two Riverside police officers, one fatally, on Feb. 7. He is also suspected in another officer-involved shooting in Corona. He remains at large.
On Friday, Quan was remembered during a moment of silence at Walnut High School. She was a star of the girl’s high school squad from 1998 to 2002.
“She was a great person. She loved life…spontaneous, fun, happy,” Titans player Jessica Palmer said.
“I think she was definitely someone we could all go to and someone we could all talk to about anything we needed to talk about. She was definitely more than a coach, for all of us,” player Alex Thomas said.