Officials in Ca. filed murder charges today against former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner for the Feb. 7 murder of one of his fellow police officers and the attempted murder of three other police officers.
At today’s news conference, District Attorney Paul Zellerbach told the media that Dorner had been charged with first-degree murder in the ambush shooting of police officer Michael Crain, and charged with three additional counts of attempted murder for shooting Crain’s partner and two LAPD officers in separate shootings early on Feb. 7.
"This individual by both his words and conduct has made it very clear to all of us that every law enforcement officer in Southern California is in danger of being shot or killed," Zellerbach said. ~ USA Today
Dorner, 33, has declared his own personal war on the LAPD and their families for his being fired from the LAPD in 2008.
Protection details are currently in place safeguarding those police officers and their families “who were deemed possible targets.”
D.A. Zellerbach also took the opportunity at today’s news conference to seek the public’s assistance in the capturing of the fugitive ex-LAPD cop, and to remind the public about the $1 million reward available to the public for Christopher Dorner’s arrest.
"We need all of the public's eyes and ears in assist law enforcement in apprehending this very dangerous individual."
Thus far, the LAPD has received more than 600 tips in connection with the ongoing manhunt for Christopher Dorner.
The charges levied against Dorner include certain "special circumstances" putting the death penalty on the table if he is caught and convicted.
For more on the story, also see:
Video released depicting ex-cop Chris Dorner just prior to murder spree (Photos)
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