Christopher Dorner Trapped in California Mountains After Shooting 2 More Officers

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DornermanhuntChristopher Dorner apparently shot two sheriff’s deputies in the San Bernadino National Forest, according to sources, possibly after they came upon the fugitive   holed up in a cabin.

Law enforcement authorities currently have him trapped inside the cabin and have exchanged gunfire with him. The cabin is on the other side of the mountain from where his pickup truck was abandoned. It is about 20 miles from the Big Bear ski resort area.

Police reports said Dorner burglarized a home in the area, tied up a woman and stole her car. He was later trapped in the cabin.

After Dorner’s shooting spree, up to 50 people were being protected by law enforcement in California. These are people identified as targets by Dorner in his 6,000-word manifesto.

This latest development comes after police sources reported that Dorner, 33, might be in Mexico as they found his wallet and identification cards at the San Ysidro point of entry near the U.S.-Mexico border, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Investigators say Dorner attempted to steal a boat in San Diego and take it to Mexico, but he abandoned the effort when the boat stalled out.

10News.com reported that investigators raided a hotel in Tijuana, Mexico, after there were reports of a sighting, but they found no evidence of Dorner.

In federal documents obtained by the Los Angeles Times, it was revealed that Dorner may have been aided by an associate identified as “J.Y.” in the criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.

Dorner is accused of killing Monica Quan, the daughter of Randy Quan, the lawyer who represented him in his wrongful termination case, and her fiance, Keith Lawrence.

Monica Quan was an assistant women’s basketball coach at Cal-State Fullerton, and  Lawrence was a public safety officer at the University of Southern California. The two met when they were student athletes at Concordia University. They were found slumped over in their car in a parking garage near their condominium in Irvine. They had been killed on Sunday evening after leaving a Super Bowl party.

After obtaining a no-bail arrest warrant, Dorner can be apprehended anywhere, according to Riverside County District Attorney Paul Zellerbach.

The city of Los Angeles is offering a $1 million bounty for information leading to the arrest of Dorner, the largest such bounty in Los Angeles history.

The Riverside Police Department on Sunday released the name of the officer who Dorner is accused of killing – 34-year-old ex-Marine and 11-year department veteran Michael Crain. An Anaheim native and father of two, Crain will be buried at Riverside National Cemetery on Wednesday.

More details emerged about Dorner’s firing by the LAPD, a subject that has gotten intense scrutiny in recent days after Dorner posted a long manifesto on Facebook claiming he was wrongfully terminated by a racist and corrupt police department. LAPD Police Chief Charlie Beck announced that the department was reopening Dorner’s termination case “to reassure the public that their Police Department is transparent and fair in all the things we do.”

 

 

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