February 7th, 2013
08:24 PM ET

Massive manhunt for alleged LAPD cop-killer: "I do not fear death"

A massive manhunt for a suspected cop-killer is under way with investigators blanketing the Big Bear Area, about 100 miles east of Los Angeles. Police have confirmed a burned Nissan pickup truck found in the area belongs to Christopher Dorner.

Dorner is a former cop wanted in the killing of a former police captain's daughter and her fiance, and the ambushing of four officers early this morning. That ambush left one officer dead and another injured.

It also put the city of Los Angeles on high alert because not only is Dorner a former officer, he's also a former Navy reserve lieutenant.

Officers are carrying semi-automatic weapons because they believe Dorner will strike again.

CNN's Kyung Lah has the story.

California police look for ex-cop suspected in shootings

A former Los Angeles cop who allegedly warned he would target law enforcement in retribution for being fired is now suspected of shooting three officers early Thursday, killing one, authorities said.

The shootings - which come a day after Irvine, California police named Christopher Jordan Dorner as the suspect in a double slaying there Sunday - sparked a huge manhunt in Southern California.

It also left officers extremely jittery. According to a senior law enforcement source, two people were wounded when officers in Torrance, California, opened fire on a blue pickup truck after it pulled up in front of a house where they were guarding a fellow officer Dorner had allegedly named as a target.


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soundoff (One Response)
  1. Joey at Purdue Univ

    This is all kinds of tragic.

    February 7, 2013 at 9:58 pm | Reply

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