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.
The bodies of Monica Quan and her fiance were found Feb. 3 in Irvine, setting off what would become a wave of fear.
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.