A former police officer went on a shooting rampage, killing a cop and two others. As a result, this caused a manhunt Thursday in Southern California.
Three states set out to pursue Christopher Dorner. According to the Huffington Post, “The search for Christopher Dorner had three states and Mexico on alert before shifting Thursday afternoon to the snowy mountains around Big Bear Lake, about 80 miles east of Los Angeles, where police found his burned-out pickup truck.”
San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon said officers are knocking on doors. Plus, a SWAT team offered additional “security to those in the community.” Schools in the area had to be placed on lockdown as investigators searched the truck and the area.
"He could be anywhere at this point, and that's why we're searching door to door," McMahon explained.
Because Dorner made threats online about attacking certain people, thousands of officers patrolled highways in Southern California, and some guarded the homes of the people the suspect promised to harm.
“The nearly 10,000-member LAPD dispatched officers to protect more than 40 potential targets, including police officers and their families. The department also pulled officers from motorcycle duty, fearing they would make for easy targets.”
Dorner, 33, owns several weapons, and one of them is an assault rifle, said police Chief Charlie Beck, “who urged him to surrender at a press conference held amid heightened security in an underground room at police headquarters.”
Beck explained that Dorner was a member of the Armed Forces and is fully aware of what he is doing.
“At one point, officers guarding one location mistakenly opened fire on a pickup truck, believing it matched the description of Dorner's dark-colored 2005 Nissan Titan. Two occupants were injured.”
So just where is Dorner?
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