Christopher Dorner

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Hostage Couple to Get Most of Dorner Reward

$1M payout to be split 3 ways

(Newser) - A couple tied up and held captive in their cabin by rogue ex-cop Christopher Dorner will be getting most of the $1 million reward in the case. The LAPD says a panel of three judges has decided to give 80% of the payout to Jim and Karen Reynolds, who called... More »

Women Shot in Dorner Manhunt Get $4.2M Payout

Injured mother, daughter happy with settlement

(Newser) - Two women injured when the LAPD riddled their truck with 102 bullets during the Christopher Dorner manhunt will be receiving $2.1 million each from the department—as well as a new truck . Emma Hernandez, 71, was shot twice in the back while her daughter Margie Carranza, was injured by... 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 »

Women Shot by LAPD Get $40K for New Truck

Officers opened fire by mistake during fugitive manhunt

(Newser) - Finding a new truck for Emma Hernandez and Margie Carranza, to replace the one shot 102 times by the LAPD during their manhunt for Christopher Dorner , has proven too difficult, so instead the city has agreed to give them a $40,000 cash settlement, reports the Los Angeles Times . Officials... More »

Women Shot by LAPD Still Waiting for New Truck

Cops mistakenly unloaded on their vehicle in Dorner manhunt

(Newser) - In the heat of last month's manhunt for Christopher Dorner, the LAPD put 102 bullets into an SUV driven by mother-and-daughter paper carriers in a case of mistaken identity. Emma Hernandez, 71, and Margie Carranza, 47, survived but are still waiting for a new truck as promised from the... 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 »

Source of Dorner Tip: His Mentor

Terie Evans saw link between murders, dumpster discovery

(Newser) - It was Christopher Dorner's police mentor who warned the department that he might be a killer—and her quick work may have prevented more attacks, the LAPD chief says. On Feb. 4, Terie Evans got a phone call from an officer outside San Diego: He'd found a uniform... 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 »

Protesters Slam Manhunt of Fugitive Ex-Cop

Demonstrators object to LAPD 'corruption and brutality'

(Newser) - Dozens of protesters rallied outside Los Angeles police headquarters yesterday in support of Christopher Dorner, the former LAPD officer and suspected killer of four who died after a shootout and fire this week at a mountain cabin following one of the biggest manhunts in recent memory. Protesters told the LA ... 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 »

Sheriff: We Did Not Intentionally Set Dorner Fire

Jim, Karen Reynolds say they first alerted police, not maids

(Newser) - Though authorities are unable to "absolutely, positively confirm" that the burned body found in Big Bear cabin is that of Christopher Dorner, they "believe the investigation is over at this point," says Sheriff John McMahon. McMahon also yesterday asserted that police did not intentionally burn down 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 »

Why the LAPD Fired Dorner

The 'Los Angeles Times' delves into 2007 incident

(Newser) - As police continue to search for Christopher Dorner, the ex-LAPD officer accused of killing three people, the Los Angeles Times takes a look at why Dorner was fired in 2009. The department is also reopening the investigation . Dorner was working with training officer Teresa Evans in 2007; she said he... More »

LA Mayor Offers $1M Reward in Dorner Case

And LAPD offers new truck to women shot by mistake

(Newser) - The mayor of Los Angeles today offered $1 million to anyone providing information leading to the arrest of ex-cop Christopher Dorner, the LA Times reports. "We will not tolerate anyone undermining the security of the community," said Antonio Villaraigosa at downtown LAPD headquarters. "We will not tolerate... More »

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