Fugitive ex-Los Angeles cop in shootout with police

LOS ANGELES Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:56pm EST

1 of 9. LAPD Commander Andrew Smith speaks to members of the media regarding fugitive Christopher Dorner outside LAPD headquarters in Los Angeles, California February 12, 2013.

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A fugitive former police officer accused of a revenge-fueled killing spree barricaded himself in a cabin in the mountains northeast of Los Angeles on Tuesday after a gunfight with police that left at least two officers wounded, police said.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said Christopher Dorner, 33, opened fire as police closed in on him. An intensive manhunt for Dorner has been underway for six days.

The county fire department said one of the wounded officers had been flown by helicopter to a hospital.

The Los Angeles Times reported that days ago Dorner broke into another cabin in the ski resort community of Big Bear Lake, tied up a couple and held them hostage until midday Tuesday. He then fled in a stolen vehicle.

A state game warden on the lookout for the vehicle spotted it and he exchanged fire with Dorner. Andrew Hughan, a spokesman for the California Fish and Wildlife Department, said the warden was unharmed.

Dorner later abandoned the vehicle and fled into the forest where he broke into the cabin from which he battled police on Tuesday.

Last Thursday, Dorner shot and killed one police officer and wounded another at a traffic light in Riverside, California, about 60 miles east of Los Angeles, according to police. A former officer in the U.S. Navy, he is also suspected of having exchanged gunfire with police in nearby Corona. One officer was wounded in that shoot out.

He was named a suspect last Wednesday in the slayings of a campus security officer and his fiancee, the daughter of a retired Los Angeles Police Department captain. In a manifesto posted on his Facebook page last week, Dorner blamed the captain for his 2008 dismissal from the LAPD.

In the rambling statement, Dorner claimed that he had been wrongly fired from his job, and he vowed to take revenge through "unconventional and asymmetrical warfare" on police officers and their families.

(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb, Steve Gorman and Alex Dobuzinskis; Writing by Steve Gorman; Editing by Cynthia Johnston and Leslie Adler)

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If the cops would have been honorable instead of what they did this wouldnt be an issue. Now they are scared little girls shooting elderly women delivering papers. This is 1 guy and with all the resources at their disposal ia making them look like fools. Even biden is back tracking to get the media to convince people that they arent being traitorus scum and defying the Constitution and the 2A. It was only 1 week ago they were all bold dictating policy writing E.O.s and telling everyone how it will be. There are 10 million more people that will come out of the woodwork as soon as they try to violate peoples rights. They are a paper dragon and this guy is proving it for all to see. I bet right now there are people pooping their diapers and cowering in fear that have done the same thing to people these lowlife buracrats and their lackeys did to this guy. I wouldnt want to try to guess how many people are wishing this guy well for taking the fight to them. I hope they are enjoying the fear and helpless that is felt by people when dealing with them. No matter how they try to spin this and demonize guy they are the ones to blame because of their policies towards the public whom they swore to protect. As for using drones and killing him if they do it will show everybody that how far the Constitution is meaningless in their eyes. There is no justification they can dream up or secret document to do it. We are a land of laws and rights if they violate that now the banking scumbags and burracrats win. Either way the cowards and parasites know if they kill him they lose and if they bring him in they will having to admit they are a corrupt violent and dis honorable thugs that violate peoples rights and then cover it up and railroad people that cause problems. To make it worse deranged people like fienstein obumbles bloomturd morgan and long list of other losers think that thes turds are the only ones who should guns because they are ther for our protection. This is proof that these people are mentally equal to a drip off of a melting ice cube. Just look at the truck those poor women were driving and the bullet marks. They opened fire without even verifying the target and the truck was a different make and color. Obviously the kind of treatment an un armed population of subjects that the gun grabbers would like to have so there is no way to contest ther will. Watch them back pedal and change the tone from demanding gun control to working inside the 2A to protect rights now that the curtain of invincibility and strength has been pulled back to expose what feeble and weak little depots these wanna be rulers really are, Like cockroaches they will scurry away and will hide. Make no mistake they will eventually slither back to try again.

Feb 12, 2013 4:20pm EST  --  Report as abuse
If the cops would have been honorable instead of what they did this wouldnt be an issue. Now they are scared little girls shooting elderly women delivering papers. This is 1 guy and with all the resources at their disposal ia making them look like fools. Even biden is back tracking to get the media to convince people that they arent being traitorus scum and defying the Constitution and the 2A. It was only 1 week ago they were all bold dictating policy writing E.O.s and telling everyone how it will be. There are 10 million more people that will come out of the woodwork as soon as they try to violate peoples rights. They are a paper dragon and this guy is proving it for all to see. I bet right now there are people pooping their diapers and cowering in fear that have done the same thing to people these lowlife buracrats and their lackeys did to this guy. I wouldnt want to try to guess how many people are wishing this guy well for taking the fight to them. I hope they are enjoying the fear and helpless that is felt by people when dealing with them. No matter how they try to spin this and demonize guy they are the ones to blame because of their policies towards the public whom they swore to protect. As for using drones and killing him if they do it will show everybody that how far the Constitution is meaningless in their eyes. There is no justification they can dream up or secret document to do it. We are a land of laws and rights if they violate that now the banking scumbags and burracrats win. Either way the cowards and parasites know if they kill him they lose and if they bring him in they will having to admit they are a corrupt violent and dis honorable thugs that violate peoples rights and then cover it up and railroad people that cause problems. To make it worse deranged people like fienstein obumbles bloomturd morgan and long list of other losers think that thes turds are the only ones who should guns because they are ther for our protection. This is proof that these people are mentally equal to a drip off of a melting ice cube. Just look at the truck those poor women were driving and the bullet marks. They opened fire without even verifying the target and the truck was a different make and color. Obviously the kind of treatment an un armed population of subjects that the gun grabbers would like to have so there is no way to contest ther will. Watch them back pedal and change the tone from demanding gun control to working inside the 2A to protect rights now that the curtain of invincibility and strength has been pulled back to expose what feeble and weak little depots these wanna be rulers really are, Like cockroaches they will scurry away and will hide. Make no mistake they will eventually slither back to try again.

Feb 12, 2013 4:20pm EST  --  Report as abuse
If the cops would have been honorable instead of what they did this wouldnt be an issue. Now they are scared little girls shooting elderly women delivering papers. This is 1 guy and with all the resources at their disposal ia making them look like fools. Even biden is back tracking to get the media to convince people that they arent being traitorus scum and defying the Constitution and the 2A. It was only 1 week ago they were all bold dictating policy writing E.O.s and telling everyone how it will be. There are 10 million more people that will come out of the woodwork as soon as they try to violate peoples rights. They are a paper dragon and this guy is proving it for all to see. I bet right now there are people pooping their diapers and cowering in fear that have done the same thing to people these lowlife buracrats and their lackeys did to this guy. I wouldnt want to try to guess how many people are wishing this guy well for taking the fight to them. I hope they are enjoying the fear and helpless that is felt by people when dealing with them. No matter how they try to spin this and demonize guy they are the ones to blame because of their policies towards the public whom they swore to protect. As for using drones and killing him if they do it will show everybody that how far the Constitution is meaningless in their eyes. There is no justification they can dream up or secret document to do it. We are a land of laws and rights if they violate that now the banking scumbags and burracrats win. Either way the cowards and parasites know if they kill him they lose and if they bring him in they will having to admit they are a corrupt violent and dis honorable thugs that violate peoples rights and then cover it up and railroad people that cause problems. To make it worse deranged people like fienstein obumbles bloomturd morgan and long list of other losers think that thes turds are the only ones who should guns because they are ther for our protection. This is proof that these people are mentally equal to a drip off of a melting ice cube. Just look at the truck those poor women were driving and the bullet marks. They opened fire without even verifying the target and the truck was a different make and color. Obviously the kind of treatment an un armed population of subjects that the gun grabbers would like to have so there is no way to contest ther will. Watch them back pedal and change the tone from demanding gun control to working inside the 2A to protect rights now that the curtain of invincibility and strength has been pulled back to expose what feeble and weak little depots these wanna be rulers really are, Like cockroaches they will scurry away and will hide. Make no mistake they will eventually slither back to try again.

Feb 12, 2013 4:44pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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