This undated photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department shows suspect Christopher Dorner, a former Los Angeles officer. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Police Department)
A prosecutor who filed a murder charge against a fugitive former Los
Angeles police officer that could result in the death penalty said he
believes the man hasn't finished carrying out his vendetta.
read his manifesto and look at his actions," Riverside County District
Attorney Paul Zellerbach said. "He's trying to send a message, and it
would be my belief that his message is not completed yet."
filed charges Monday against Christopher Dorner for the murder of
Riverside police Officer Michael Crain and the attempted murder of three
The manhunt for Dorner, 33, began last
Wednesday when he was named the suspect in the Orange County killings of
a former Los Angeles police captain's daughter and her fiance the
previous weekend. Hours after police announced they were looking for
him, Dorner allegedly fired at two LAPD officers then ambushed the
"By both his words and conduct, he
has made very clear to us that every law enforcement officer in Southern
California is in danger of being shot and killed," Zellerbach said at a
news conference guarded by four officers armed with rifles.
Police said Dorner wrote a lengthy manifesto that was posted to
Facebook after the double killing. The manifesto vowed deadly revenge on
those in the LAPD responsible for his firing years earlier, and their
families. Police now are providing protection for some 50 families
thought to be targets.
The search for Dorner remained
focused in the mountains near Big Bear Lake about 80 miles east of Los
Angeles after his burned-out truck was found there last Thursday.
Authorities are searching more than 30 square miles day and night in the
ski resort area and checking on roughly 600 cabins.
Police urged area residents with security cameras to review images to see if Dorner was recorded.
and other officials believe a $1 million reward, raised from public and
private sources, will encourage residents to stay vigilant. More than
1,000 tips had come in since the reward was announced, Lt. Andrew
Neiman, an LAPD spokesman, said Tuesday. CBS Los Angeles affiliate KCAL reports that the city council is considering raising the reward by $100,000.
it's like the game show 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire,"' said Anthony
Burke, supervisory inspector for the U.S. Marshals regional fugitive
taskforce. "Instead of one contestant, we've got 100,000, and there's
only one question you have to answer. All they have to answer is where
he's at, and we can take it from there."
Neiman also said
investigators obtained new security video from a Sport Chalet sporting
goods store in suburban Torrance but had not determined whether it shows
Dorner. The video posted earlier on TMZ.com recorded a man resembling
Dorner arrive with two small scuba tanks then leave with both those
tanks and a larger one.
The wide-ranging search has
created unusually heavy traffic backups at California border crossings
into Mexico, as agents more closely inspect each car. State police in
Mexico's Baja California were given photographs of Dorner and warned to
consider him armed and extremely dangerous.
Marshals Service affidavit used to obtain a federal arrest warrant on
Feb. 7 cited probable cause to believe Dorner went to Mexico, but Neiman
said Tuesday that it "in no way indicates one way or the other" whether
Dorner is in that country.
Authorities have obtained a no-bail arrest warrant, which allows Dorner to be apprehended anywhere, Zellerbach said.
was fired from the LAPD five years ago, when a department board
determined that he falsely claimed another officer had kicked a suspect.
Randal Quan represented him during the proceeding.
daughter, Monica, and her fiance, Keith Lawrence, were found shot dead
Feb. 3 in a car in the parking structure of their Irvine condominium.
Last Wednesday, after discovery of the manifesto, Irvine police
announced they were searching for Dorner.
in the Riverside County city of Corona, Dorner shot at two LAPD officers
who had been dispatched to protect a possible target of Dorner, police
said. One officer's head was grazed by a bullet; the other was unharmed.
later, Dorner used a rifle to ambush two Riverside officers, killing
one and seriously wounding another, authorities said. The slain officer
was identified as the 34-year-old Crain. The other officer's identity
was not released to protect his family.