Manhunt continues for ex-cop wanted in 3 deaths
February 8th, 2013
04:19 AM ET

Manhunt continues for ex-cop wanted in 3 deaths

Police continued the massive manhunt for Christopher Dorner early Friday in a California mountain town despite the bitter cold, the lack of tips and the chilling fact that the angry ex-cop may also be looking for them.

As quickly as Dorner had emerged on the scene with his guns, bravado and bitter manifesto, the burly man, who was wanted for three murders, had disappeared, it seemed.

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  1. fernace

    I've read some of his manifesto & it reads like he'll take himself out before law enforcement has a chance to take him in! It's truly sad! The deaths of the 3 officers affect families, friends, co-workers & whole neighborhoods! And here again is a severely depressed person who needs help, not resorting to violence! My heart goes out to his family too! Alot of heartbreak all around, in situations like this! I wish he had talked to a professional, pastor, friend, some1 who could have steered him away from this path! The same w/all the other shooters who felt this was their only option! There's a difference between psychopathic, rage killers & mentally unbalanced people on the verge of harming themselves or some1 else! We as a society need to be more aware of depression, bi-polarity, PTSD, etc! It's affecting us & those we love on a daily basis! Also being aware could mean the difference of life & death, as has been illustrated time & again for the past year! I hope he's found soon before he can do more damage!!

    February 8, 2013 at 6:32 am | Report abuse |
  2. fernace

    The deaths of the 3 officers affect families, friends, co-workers & whole neighborhoods! And here again is a severely depressed person who needs help, not resorting to violence! My heart goes out to his family too! Alot of heartbreak all around, in situations like this! I wish he had talked to a professional, pastor, friend, some1 who could have steered him away from this path! The same w/all the other shooters who felt this was their only option! There's a difference between psychopathic, rage killers & mentally unbalanced people on the verge of harming themselves or some1 else! We as a society need to be more aware of depression, bi-polarity, PTSD, etc! It's affecting us & those we love on a daily basis! Also being aware could mean the difference of life & death, as has been illustrated time & again for the past year! I hope he's found soon before he can do more damage!!

    February 8, 2013 at 6:34 am | Report abuse |
  3. fernace

    CNN, y'all truly need to clarify what qualifies as an exeptable post on this blog! I'ts very frustrating to post & be censored w/out knowing why! Y'all are losing posters, is that the goal? I'm going to exit now & post where I'm accepted! Bye!!

    February 8, 2013 at 6:41 am | Report abuse |
    • bosshossjohn

      de bad boy's with their real assualt rifle's brave arent they?

      February 8, 2013 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Nimrod

    While I do not agree with the violence this gunman (Christopher Dorner), shooting up the L A police force, it does not surprise me. First of all, it is very well known that cops perpetuate violence against people who are in custody and handcuffed etc. We see and hear about it all the time in the news. Second of all, the cops are not always the good guys who are supposed to be trained professionals. Just look at the reaction so called professional police officers are having by shooting innocent people who are driving the same coloured truck as Dorner. This knee jerk reaction, some of the LA cops are having, only demonstrates, that some of these good guy's feel entitled to shoot first and ask question later. Did they shoot the two black women in the same coloured truck because they were black? In any case the authorities cannot let actions like these go unpunished. In my opinion, it is not a case of mistaken identity by so called professionals, but criminal behavior, whatever the reason for the mistaken identity. Cops are very human and they also need to be supervised for their own vigilante and knee jerk justice. Wake up America

    February 8, 2013 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  5. ronvan

    'DEAD MAN WALKING" rings a bell!

    February 8, 2013 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
  6. Barbara

    I agree with the gentleman you had on your show this morning. You should not have placed the words from his manifesto on CNN. Mass Media is responsible for spreading the message out to would be serial killers that it is okay, if they feel angry, to go out and kill people. You are giving his words power. What you should have done instead, is make an announcement so that the killer could hear, that you will not post the words of a killer on tv because they are not worth anything. Please listen to the psychologist you had on this morning. And please read the newest edition of the "Tipping Point." It is about how trends and ideas spread. Mass killings spread because of the media, and the media is doing more harm than good. Please outsmart these people, and do a better job. Protect the people of this nation and the world. You take your job seriously, take this message seriously. Thank you!

    February 8, 2013 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  7. dreamer96

    If they can, they should bring in the tracking dogs and have them follow his scent from the burned out truck at big bear...They had all night to grab old cloths from his house.....on the other hand, they had several other people all around that burned out truck yesterday..it might be hard for the tracking dogs to pickup the guy's scent now...

    February 8, 2013 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Gary McDowall

      Do you really think they are not using dogs, infra red and night vision equipment...plus a myriad of other resources available to the State and Federal Government. The FBI was involved very early on..This guy was a Reserve Military Officer.

      February 8, 2013 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • dreamer96

      Gary McDowall

      When the FBI was called in on the two girls that disappeared from by a small lake in Iowa..It took them 3 days to bring in the tracking dogs....

      February 8, 2013 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Rick Hannah

    WHAT IS ON THE DVD??? Why does CNN not show what is on the DVD but it shows the Bullet holed coin and pictures of the DVD only.

    February 8, 2013 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  9. dreamer96

    This guy,Christopher Dorner, claims he was fired for reporting another officer kicked a mentally ill civilian in the face while on the ground...and Dorner lost his job, Lost his appeal in court, and lost his reputation....The father of the civilian in this case did report his sons face was beat up...It is not unbelievable that a LAPD officer might kick a man on the ground, in his face...We have seen that several times already...and what was the benefit to Christopher Dorner, to make a false claim like that...But his went way across the line into madness when he started shooting and killing people....He is just a insane murdering man now...

    February 8, 2013 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • bluegillonthefly

      The reason he was fired is there were not one, not two, but _three_ independent witnesses to the arrest who all testified that his partner did not kick the suspect.

      If you read his manifesto, it's quite clear that he is a paranoic/conspiracy theorist type and managed to conceal that well enough to accepted into the LAPD. Once he was actually on the job, it became clear and they did the right thing. I've worked with people like this a few times, and their vision of reality is, to put it mildly, extremely distorted.

      I'm on the fence about whether publishing his manifesto was a good idea or not. On the one hand, it's not like you couldn't find it online on your own if you wanted to read it, and publishing it shows what a looney toon he is. On the other hand, I'm quite surprised by the large number of people (also looney toons, the lot of them) who seem to accept it at face value, questioning nothing. I know the LAPD remains an organization that doesn't exactly inspire confidence or trust in people, but come on. He's clearly a couple cans short of a six-pack.

      February 8, 2013 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gary McDowall

      The key word is "kicked"..civilian witnesses to that event stated/testified that never occurred. This was not a Rodney King event.

      February 8, 2013 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Paul

    What honestly worries me about this is that Los Angeles is, and has been for some years, a powder keg waiting for a spark. There are a lot of angry folks there who probably wouldn't mind taking a few shots at police themselves. The racial overtones to this guy's manifesto could give him some hero status among some of the gangs in Los Angeles. What is going to happen when lots of folks start taking shots at police? His manifesto should have never been published–bad idea.

    February 8, 2013 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Gary McDowall

    Wow CNN giving credence to his manifesto, despite the fact he lost his job because he lied, and there were witness's to that event, non-police witness's. Sociopaths usually give partial truths, which make them "sound" sane. If CNN was doing there job they would have checked out the witness statements related to his firing. Trying to create a newsworthy story upon an insane man's view of why he did this. CNN will become a favorite of all the crackpots that will want their moment of fame. Pathetic this is what CNN will become a minor Jerry Springer viewpoint of the world. A disservice to Law Enforcement which reinforces a negative view. Racism and injustice exist...this is not an example, it is no Rodney King. This guy, as his action indicate, is and was troubled and dangerous. I view this as no different from a woman getting a restraining order, the being killed by that person...they were right and far to often dead right. CNN did a disservice and its commentators less that reporters for even giving this killer any credence.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Rascal Rabble

    the police look like some renagade militia carrying assault rifles over the very citizens they are supposed protect and serve...how intolerable...we are nottah third world country or a military state...we need to gun control the police and limit they use of military grade weapons on ordinary american citizens...

    February 8, 2013 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gary McDowall

      He may have a 50 caliber rifle, at least claims to...I remember 2 Russians with automatic weapons wreaking havoc upon the police, so much so they had to get weapons from a Gun Store, to cope and upgrade their ability to respond. If this idiot decides to get into a school, gathering of people, best assured the police better be able to respond quickly, efficiently and with force.

      February 8, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Stan

    The only person that I have heard report on this story from the point of view of "What set this man off?", has been Don Lemon.. The response yesterday evening from the LAPD Chief when asked by a reporter as to the validity of this man's allegations was typical for a politician.

    Certainly no one will condone murder under any circumstances. My wife and I read the manifesto and it doesn't read as ramblings to us. It reads as someone that is pissed off to the utmost of pisstivity!. The media to me are as democrats and republicans two wings of the same bird of prey. But I admit with a smile between Don lemon and Anderson Cooper they are the only two reporters that I listen to and watch.

    I notice that the media is selective in what portion of the manifesto they read or have so called experts respond to. How about getting some brown or black folks on the air and ask them what they think based on their experiences with the police.

    This is going to shed major light onto the manner in which law enforcement treats the citizens they are sworn to protect and serve. I don't trust the LAPD Chief at all his body language screams Phony and insincere! The gentleman that was on Anderson Cooper's 360 last night, the former Chief that presented him the Challenge Coin, he came accross as someone that truly regrets this sad situation.

    I can't help but think of the movie First Blood, and how the character Rambo said, they drew first blood. My prayers go upward for the family members of the slain officers, children that were killed on Sunday and the officer that was wounded.

    The next reporter that here's one of their guests use the term "Ramblings", please mention to them that they don't read ramblings to many out here listening and have read them. Will they then come up with some type of statement saying that we are suffering from Narcissism also?

    Stan

    February 8, 2013 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mr Dalloway

    Maybe bloodhounds should be deployed I'm pretty sure he smells like rancid bacon.

    February 8, 2013 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  15. The Seer

    Has anyone read The Child By Tiger. This seems really similar, and most likely it will end the same way.

    February 8, 2013 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
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