Investigators have reportedly found Christopher Dorner’s wallet beside charred human remains at the forest cabin where he made a last stand, giving California police some peace of mind as they prepared to bury their dead.
Scientists examined the remains on Wednesday to confirm they belonged to the fugitive who waged a bloody vendetta against law enforcement officers and their families.
The Los Angeles police department stood down from high alert and withdrew protection from most, though not all, of the officers believed to have been on Dorner’s hit list. He is believed to have killed four people and wounded three.
Christopher Jordan Dorner was on the run for six days, and stands accused of four murders during that same period period. His most recent victim, an unidentified San Bernardino Sheriff’s deputy, died after exchanging gunfire with Dorner at the Big Bear cabin on Tuesday. The deputy’s partner remains in the hospital at this time, but is expected to make a full recovery.
14:54 // 9 months ago
Christopher Dorner was engaged in a shootout with federal authorities in the Big Bear area Tuesday, a law enforcement source told The Times.
The shooting occurred after Dorner burglarized a home, tied up a couple and stole their car, the source said.
The LA Times had a live stream of the developing situation at Big Bear
on the front page of their website (update: moved), but the video has been spotty at best for us the last few minutes. One officer is confirmed to have been wounded by Dorner, and it’s possible another has been shot and wounded as well.
16:46 // 9 months ago
As authorities scoured Southern California for an ex-Los Angeles police officer suspected of shooting three officers, killing one, officials broadened the alert to include the entire state Thursday morning, and authorities in Nevada were warned.
The California Highway Patrol originally issued a “blue alert” for nine Southern California counties, warning that suspect Christoper Jordan Dorner, 33, was considered “armed and extremely dangerous,” early Thursday. Shortly after 9 a.m. that alert was broadened to the include the entire state.
Dorner is also a suspect in a Sunday double homicide that left a young couple dead, one of whom was the daughter of a retired LAPD captain. Dorner also isn’t the only one responsible for injuries on Thursday. Law enforcement officials have confirmed that officers shot two women delivering newspapers in Torrance after they mistook their vehicle for one being driven by Dorner. Both women were taken to area hospitals, and are expected to make a full recovery. Another shooting, for the same reason, did not lead to any injuries. We’ll have more on the story as it’s available.
13:48 // 10 months ago
A 16-year-old student was shot and wounded at the school, sheriff’s officials said, and was in critical but stable condition. Authorities said the suspect, also a student, used a rifle and tried to shoot a second student but missed.
A third student was taken to an area hospital with possible hearing damage after the shotgun was fired close to her ear, authorities said. A fourth suffered minor injuries when she stumbled over a table.
It sounds like everybody is going to be alright (physically) after this morning’s shooting, though we’ll definitely be keeping our eyes and thoughts on the student who remains in critical care. Law enforcement officials still have not released a possible cause for today’s shooting at this time.
17:47 // 11 months ago
Gunfire erupted on Thursday at a California high school in inland Kern County in a shooting in which two people were injured, county officials said, and media reports indicated the assailant had been arrested.
A Kern County sheriff’s dispatcher confirmed the shooting at Taft Union High School but gave no other details, and the county fire chief said two people had been wounded, including one who was airlifted to a nearby hospital. The other refused treatment.
We’re glad to hear that nobody was killed in today’s shooting, and our thoughts remain with the two injured in today’s attack. One of the two people who were shot (believed to be a student) was airlifted to a Bakersfield hospital, though law enforcement officials have not released any additional information on either victim’s condition.
14:48 // 11 months ago