Christopher Dorner was an LAPD officer five years ago when he was discharged. Dorner, 33, is suspected of killing three people, including one police officer, and as the manhunt entered its fourth day with no success, authorities posted a $1 million reward for information leading to his capture. Dorner's background added to the worry. The former LAPD officer also served in the Navy, earning a rifle marksman ribbon and a pistol expert medal. He was assigned to a naval undersea warfare unit and various aviation training units, according to military records.
In his online manifesto, Dorner vowed to use "every bit of small arms training, demolition, ordnance and survival training I've been given" to bring "warfare" to the LAPD and its families.
The bodies of Monica Quan and her fiance were found Feb. 3 in Irvine, setting off what would become a wave of fear.
They Had been shot.
Things escalated early Thursday morning, when police say Dorner got into a shootout with an LAPD officer in Corona, grazing an officer's head with a bullet before escaping. Police believe he then used a rifle to ambush two Riverside police officers, killing one and seriously wounding the other. A funeral for Officer Michael Crain, an 11-year veteran, was scheduled for Wednesday.
With Dorner still on the loose and little apparent evidence pointing to his whereabouts, police offered a $1 million rew
Police investigators take away evidence from the home of the mother of fugitive suspect former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner, in La Palma, Calif., on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Police agencies have launched a massive manhunt for Dorner, who is suspected of killing a couple over the weekend and opening fire on four officers early Thursday, killing one and critically wounding another, authorities said. Photo: Damian Dovarganes
Do Not Worry Average citizens.
There really isn't anything to fear. This guy just wants revenge on a select group of people. He's not after the average Joe.