On Feb. 8, 2013, the Irvine Police Dept. released surveillance photos of former Los Angeles Police Dept. officer Christopher Dorner, who is suspected of killing three people since Feb. 3.
According to StGeorgeUtah.com, the images were obtained from surveillance video taken inside an elevator at a hotel in Orange County, Calif. They were taken over a week ago on Jan. 28.
The report indicates the photos were released to demonstrate how “Dorner appeared in the recent past.”
Dorner, a former Navy Reservist, is accused of murdering women’s college basketball coach Monica Quan and her fiancé Keith Lawrence on Feb. 3 as they sat in Lawrence’s white Kia in the parking lot of their Irvine condo complex.
He is also suspected of killing a police officer in Riverside on Feb. 7 when he encountered a police cruiser after fleeing from LAPD officers in Corona.
Dorner remains at large. On Feb. 7, his burning truck was found in Big Bear, Calif., but he was nowhere to be found.
Prior to the killings, Dorner posted a manifesto online that threatened at least 12 people and their families. In it, he appears to blame Monica Quan’s father—retired LAPD Capt. Randy Quan—for his termination from the LAPD.
After retiring from the force, Randy Quan became an attorney and represented Dorner before a police tribunal after he was accused of making false statements about his field-training officer. Dorner had filed a complaint saying she kicked a mentally ill suspect during an arrest. The board ruled against him and Dorner was terminated after three years on the force.
Dorner’s manifesto reads in part, “I will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in LAPD uniform whether on or off duty.”
Dorner is described by the LAPD as black, 6-feet tall, and about 270 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.