Fugitive Christopher Dorner and His War With the LAPD Police
Christopher Dorner and Former Police Chief William Bratton
Christopher Dorner Quote
"No one grows up and wants to be a cop killer. It was against everything I've ever was."
Former LAPD Police Chief
Who is Christopher Dorner?
Christopher Dorner is a fugitive on the run, after killing two in Irvine, CA, and shooting three cops in Riverside County, CA.
Monica Quan, 28 (assistant women's basketball coach at Cal State Fullerton), and Keith Lawrence, 27 (Public safety officer at USC) were Dorner's first two victims.
Dorner is 33, and lives in La Palma (Orange County), CA. He drives a 2005 Nissan Titan pickup truck with license plate reading "7X03191"
Dorner was fired from the LAPD several years ago after making false statements about his training officer. He claimed that a colleague kicked a detainee. The former LAPD Police Chief, William Bratton (below, right) does not remember the incident.
"I had broken their supposed 'Blue Line," Dorner wrote. "It is clear as day that the department retaliated toward me for reporting [the officer]. ...The department stated that I had lied and made up the report."
Since the incident, Dorner claims that his personal life has been ruined.
Dorner went on to write:
"The LAPD's actions have cost me my law enforcement career...They cost me my naval career...I've lost my relationship with my mother and sister because of the LAPD. I've lost a relationship with close friends because of the LAPD. In essence, I've lost everything because the LAPD took my name and new (sic) I was INNOCENT!!!"
Christopher Dorner was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy Reserves, after 10 years of service. He served through one tour in the Persian Gulf.
Dorner is considered very dangerous, and has been recognized as a marksman with a rifle. Police officers across the state of California are all on high alert, wearing protective gear in public.
Christopher Dorner wrote: "I will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in LAPD uniform whether on or off duty...You will now live the life of the prey."
Update: Deputies engaged Christopher Dorner at a cabin in a gunfight on Tuesday February 12, 2012. One deputy was killed. The other hospitalized for gunshot wounds. A body was pulled from the burning cabin, and LAPD identified it as Christopher Dorner.
Dr. Howard Askins
Dorner's Manifesto Analyzed
Dr. Howard Askins reviewed Christopher Dorner's "rage-filled" manifesto, listing people that he is targeting. Dr. Askins believes that Dorner has no plans to return home, with the motive of wanting to take out as many people as he can, before taking his own life.
Dr. Askins says Dorner is "narcisistic and grandiose," but doesn't believe Dorner is insane.
"I have more questions than I do have answers at this point."
-Dr. Howard Askins
Cold Hard Cash
1 Million Dollar Reward
If you have tips on the whereabouts of Christopher Dorner, there is a $1M reward out for information leading to his arrest.
Contact the Los Angeles Police Department if you have more information on this wanted fugitive.