Fugitive cop-killer claims life of another officer in shootout
Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Fugitive murderer Christopher Jordan Dorner claimed another policeman’s life Tuesday when one of two sheriff deputies he wounded during a shootout near Big Bear Lake died at a hospital.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon said the victim died from his wounds at the Loma Linda University Medical Center. The other officer survived, McMahon said.
The two wounded officers apparently cornered Dorner in a cabin, where he holed-up after hijacking a pickup truck from a couple near the area in a bid to flee from cops who spotted him. The suspect fired hundreds of rounds of bullets to escape the cabin hitting and wounding the deputies.
Other police officers in the area forced Dorner back into the cabin, which later caught fire after smoke devices fired by a SWAT team detonated there.
Dorner is the subject of a statewide manhunt since he killed the daughter of a former Los Angeles Police Department captain who acted as his counsel during his dismissal case arising from a fake complaint against a colleague. Monica Quan and his fance was shot dead in Irvine.
Dorner also killed a Riverside police officer and wounded two others.
Police discovered Dorner’s online manifesto vowing to avenge what he calls his unfair dismissal from the LAPD by killing a list of police officers and their families.