Massive Manhunt For Ex-Cop Accused Of Killing 3

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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UPDATE: Thursday, February 7, 2013

"He could be anywhere." That's the latest from a Southern California law enforcement official taking part in the wide search for a fired police officer suspected of killing three people, including a police officer and a former police official's daughter.

Christopher Dorner, who was fired by the Los Angeles Police Department in 2008, has threatened to bring "warfare" to LAPD. The threat, and others, is contained in a lengthy, rambling manifesto he posted on Facebook. Dorner has threatened revenge on police officials involved in his dismissal and their relatives.

Police stationed protection units at 40 potential targets and launched a manhunt in three states and Mexico before focusing on the Big Bear Lake area, about 80 miles east of Los Angeles. That's where Dorner's burned out pickup was discovered.

San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon says 125 officers have been going door to door and attempting to track the suspect, and that a SWAT team is providing added security.

The case has rattled residents and officers. Police mistakenly opened fire on a pickup similar to the suspect's, injuring two people.

UPDATE: Thursday, February 7, 2013

Authorities have confirmed that a burned-out pickup truck found near a Southern California ski resort belongs to a fired Los Angeles police officer wanted in three murders.

San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon says Christopher Dorner's truck was found near the Bear Mountain ski area at Big Bear Lake, about 80 miles east of Los Angeles.

The sheriff says Dorner has not been located but a door-to-door search is under way.

Thousands of law enforcement officers have been searching for Dorner, who is suspected of murdering a former LAPD captain's daughter, her fiance and a Riverside city police officer. Dorner is also suspected of wounding two other officers.

A manifesto Dorner is believed to have posted online says he wants to wage war on the LAPD.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Thousands of police officers in Southern California and Nevada are hunting for a disgruntled former Los Angeles officer.

Christopher Dorner is accused of going on a deadly shooting rampage, after warning in an online posting that he would target police.

Among those killed were a police officer who was shot overnight near Los Angeles, and the daughter of a former police captain. The former captain had represented Dorner during a disciplinary hearing before Dorner was fired from the force in 2008 for making false statements.

Police have issued a statewide "officer safety warning." And officers have been sent to protect people who were named in the posting believed to have been written by Dorner.

The LAPD has pulled officers from motorcycle duty, out of fear that they would be easy targets.

In San Diego, where Dorner allegedly tied up an elderly man and tried to steal his boat last night, a naval base was locked down today after a Navy worker reported seeing someone resembling Dorner.

Meanwhile, the hunt for Dorner led to a pair of errant shootings in the pre-dawn darkness today. Authorities say officers guarding a possible "target" shot and wounded two women who were in a pickup like the one Dorner is believed to be driving. Minutes later, officers in Torrance responding to a report of gunshots encountered a similar pickup and fired on the vehicle. The driver wasn't hit.

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