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Killer on Loose in Virginia After Mysterious Shooting

Man shoots music teacher, caregiver

(Newser) - A manhunt is currently underway in Alexandria, Virginia, for a man who shot two women—whom he apparently didn't know—in broad daylight. A balding, gray-bearded man in a suit knocked on a door at 11:30am yesterday, witnesses told police. When 59-year-old music teacher Ruthanne Lodato opened the... More »

Man on Run After Shooting Up Paris Bank, Newspaper

He's suspected of a Friday news channel shooting as well

(Newser) - A manhunt is under way in Paris for a man believed to have opened fire at a newspaper office and a bank branch before hijacking a car. A man with a shaved head burst into the offices of left-wing newspaper Liberation this morning and opened fire, hitting a photographer's... More »

Kidnapping Suspect's Car May Be Rigged With Bombs

James DiMaggio's Nissan Versa may be ready to explode: sheriff

(Newser) - The San Diego Sheriff's Department has issued a warning to keep away from a blue, four-door Nissan Versa that appears abandoned: It may be rigged with explosives. This is the latest in a multi-state manhunt for James DiMaggio , accused of murdering a female friend in California and abducting one... More »

1 Boston Suspect Dead, Police Hunt the Other

Suspect on the loose a 'terrorist' who 'came here to kill people': police

(Newser) - Authorities say one of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing is dead and a massive manhunt is under way for the other, who has been identified as 19-year-old Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev . Boston is effectively shut down in the meantime: Residents of Boston, Watertown, Newton, Waltham, Belmont, Cambridge, and the... More »

Couple's 911 Call During Dorner Capture Released

Call made while still tied up in Big Bear condo

(Newser) - Audio of the 911 call made by a couple while tied up and held captive by former LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner during his rampage across Southern California has been released by San Bernardino County. You can listen to the full audio at KPCC . Karen and Jim Reynolds came to check... More »

This Man Says He Deserves Entire $1.2M Dorner Reward

Rick Heltebrake was carjacked by ex-cop turned fugitive

(Newser) - The manhunt for killer Christopher Dorner last month spurred more than two dozen donors—from local governments to private individuals—to offer $1.2 million in reward money to capture the former cop. And carjacked camp ranger Rick Heltebrake thinks he deserves it all, reports the Los Angeles Times . Heltebrake... More »

Dorner Tried to Hitch a Ride to Mexico With Fishermen

But not even $400, fish tacos convinced anyone

(Newser) - Christopher Dorner, the ex-cop who died last week after allegedly killing four people, tried to escape to Mexico, NBC News reports. On Feb. 5, just two days after he allegedly killed his first two victims, fishermen at San Diego's Driscoll Wharf say he approached them and tried to find... More »

Autopsy Suggests Dorner Killed Himself

He died of a single gunshot wound to the head

(Newser) - It looks like Christopher Dorner killed himself in his showdown with police at a mountain cabin in California. Autopsy results show that Dorner died of a single gunshot wound to the head, reports AP . While he had been in a fierce gunfight with officers prior to that, a spokesman for... More »

Sheriff Confirms: Body Was Dorner's

Dental records prove fugitive was killed in cabin showdown

(Newser) - Officials say burned remains found in a California mountain cabin have been positively identified as fugitive former police officer Christopher Dorner. A spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County sheriff's office said Dorner's dental records proved to be a match. She did not give a cause of death. The... More »

Loophole Threatens $1M Dorner Reward

It was for the capture 'and conviction' of the fugitive

(Newser) - Christopher Dorner's all-but-certain demise came thanks to the help of a few civilians, notably the two people who entered what they thought was an empty cabin only to be accosted by the fugitive and tied up. (Update: Turns out, they weren't maids .) One of them managed to... More »

Did Police Start Fire in Dorner Cabin?

References to 'burning' heard, but could just be tear gas

(Newser) - Did police start the fire that may have consumed the body of fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner? In police audio broadcast on KCAL yesterday, officers can be heard apparently yelling, "Burn it down" or "Burn him out." Another YouTube video claims to be a police scanner recording, and... More »

2 Maids Triggered the End for Dorner

Pair found fugitive in cabin they were cleaning yesterday morning

(Newser) - Details on how police found Christopher Dorner are becoming clearer, after charred remains believed to be those of the fugitive ex-cop were found in a Big Bear cabin last night :
  • The beginning of the end for Dorner started yesterday morning, when two maids arrived to clean a vacant cabin and
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Remains Found in Dorner Cabin

News follows gunfight that saw deputy killed

(Newser) - Christopher Dorner's life on the lam might finally be over. Police raided the mountainside cabin where the fugitive had holed up, and authorities say "charred human remains" were discovered after the cabin was torched, the New York Times reports, adding that they are very likely Dorner's. Still,... More »

Someone May Have Helped Dorner Flee: Court Papers

Murder suspect may have tried to get to Mexico

(Newser) - Christopher Dorner may have had some assistance as he tried to escape to Mexico, court papers suggest. As the fugitive murder suspect tried to steal a boat in San Diego, he told its captain he could pick it up in Mexico, the documents note. But "the attempt failed... More »

LAPD Gets 700 Tips in Manhunt; Fugitive Cop Charged

Dorner could face death penalty in officer's death

(Newser) - Murder charges were filed against fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner today that could make him eligible for the death penalty, the LA Times reports. The Riverside County DA charged Dorner with murder in the killing of Riverside officer Michael Crain, and tacked on three counts of attempted murder for allegedly wounding... More »

Charlie Sheen to LA Fugitive: Call Me

He tells Christopher Dorner they can figure out how to 'end this thing'

(Newser) - Los Angeles fugitive Christopher Dorner called Charlie Sheen "effin awesome" in his rambling manifesto , and now Sheen is reaching out to him, reports TMZ . "You mentioned me in your manifesto, so thank you for your kind words," Sheen says in a video. "I am urging you... More »

LAPD Shot Female Paper Carrier, 71, in Manhunt

Her truck looked like fugitive Dorner's

(Newser) - The two people mistakenly shot by the LAPD yesterday in the heat of the manhunt for Christopher Dorner have been identified as a mother and daughter delivering newspapers, reports the Los Angeles Times . Their truck bore a resemblance to the one driven by Dorner, and police spotted it in the... More »

Thousands of Cops Look for Dorner in 3 States

LAPD says Dorner 'could be anywhere'

(Newser) - With the manhunt in Big Bear Lake for ex-cop Christopher Dorner coming up empty so far, authorities are admitting they have no idea where Dorner is, reports Fox News . Thousands of police officers are now involved in the hunt, in California, Nevada, Arizona, and northern Mexico. "He could be... More »

As Manhunt Continues, LAPD Going Door-to-Door

Resort town on lockdown as Christopher Dorner remains at large

(Newser) - The California resort town of Big Bear Lake has had a rough night. Los Angeles police officers have visited more than half the area's homes as they search for ex-cop Christopher Dorner ; they're telling locals not to answer their doors unless they're sure who's knocking, ABC... More »

LA Fugitive Sent Package to Anderson Cooper

Christopher Dorner mailed him a DVD

(Newser) - As police in Los Angeles continue to hunt for a former cop accused of turning into a murderer, CNN's Anderson Cooper says he received a package from fugitive Christopher Dorner last week, reports the LA Times . (That's before any of the three killings took place.) "Inside... More »

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