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This is getting super interesting - largest manhunt in California history forming out there right now.

Here is a detailed time-line of the events happening:

Suspect: Christopher Dorner - Former LAPD officer and Navy Reservist. Trained sniper, proficient in numerous tactics, firearms and police procedures. He has "declared war" on the LAPD and is a fugitive from justice as of 11:30PM this evening.


Sunday Feb. 2nd: Suspect Dorner wanted in connection with murder of two people[3] in Irvine, CA. Woman was daughter of retired police Captain who represented the suspect in his termination hearing from the LAPD. The other victim was her fiance. Suspect was employed from 2005 to 2008 with the LAPD and was fired in early 2009 for "allegedly lying about actions of a fellow officer" he reported for excessive force.

Last few days: Suspect posted his 11,000 word manifesto[4] [mirror[5] ] to Facebook. Suspect's "target" list seems to be centered around 12 [now 11] people though ~20 names were mentioned. Please respect these people and their names and don't post information if you find the uncensored version.

Tue/Wed: Suspect was in San Diego County within the last 24-hours. Spotted near the Loma Lake base which was locked down and reopened. It has been confirmed he stayed at a hotel near the base on Tuesday, checking out Wednesday. Source - KCAL9 News
Wed. Night: Suspect allegedly tied up an 81-year old man and attempted to steal his boat but was unable to operate it. Suspect's wallet and a detective badge were found nearby. State-wide alert goes out via California Highway Patrol. Source - ABC7 News

Thu. (~1:25 AM): Citizen notified police that were protecting one of the suspect's targets of a truck that fit description. Upon following it, one officer was injured when the suspect fired at them grazing his forehead. They were not able to give chase. Source - KCAL9 News

Thu. (~1:45 AM): Just minutes later about 5 miles away, two officers sitting at a red light had the suspect walk up and open fire. One officer (trainer) is killed, the other (trainee) is injured but expected to recover. Source.[6] - CBS.

Thu. (5:15AM): A patrol unit assigned to protect a different target misidentified the blue truck with the two women delivering newspapers. Reportedly the headlights were off and officers opened fire in rapid bursts, a brief pause and then more bursts (according to witnesses). No details known if they identified themselves first. Both women were hit, one twice in the back and one in the arm. Both are expected to recover. Source.[7] - LA Times.

Thu. (5:20 AM): A few blocks from the first mistaken-identity shooting, police were responding to the shots fired call and came across another similar truck to the suspect's. There was a collision to the rear of the vehicle and police fired three shots (at least) into the windshield. The driver was luckily uninjured and not involved. Source.[8] Source - LA Times

Thu. (1:41 PM): A burned-out truck matching the description of a getaway vehicle owned by triple-murder suspect was found in the San Bernardino mountains (Big Bear). [edit: CONFIRMED to be his truck]. Source - KCAL9 News

Thu. (~4:00 PM): Large tactical operation going on in the San Bernardino Mountains north of LA (Big Bear) involving SWAT and other agencies as they scan the area. This is the primary search area right now, given the vehicle found. Agencies have now demanded air news teams not show the search locations, which two local news organizations called an "unusual request", despite the logic behind it. Source - KCAL9 News

5:15PM: Suspect mailed a package to CNN's Anderson Cooper[9] who confirmed via Twitter. The package contained a note, DVD and a coin that had been shot through with bullet holes in it. Source - LA Times.

5:35 PM: Tracks were found leading away from the burned out vehicle in Big Bear but no suspect has been found. Tracking dogs, air resources (with FLIR night vision) and ~125 Law Enforcement officers are in the area doing door to door searches. San Bernardino County is the lead organization with Irvine/Riverside involved. May become one of the largest manhunts in California history. Source - press conference.

5:40 PM: Suspect called himself a "top shot" Sharpshooter. The Navy has three levels of proficiency [edit: above the base qualification that is]. These are Marksman -> Sharpshooter -> Expert as the top level. Reportedly he's listed as a Marksman with rifles (lowest level) but he's listed as an Expert (highest level) with a 9mm pistol. He is also trained at shooting from his weak side/hand. Source - CNN's Anderson Cooper.

5:50 PM: A former friend/colleague of the suspect was quoted as saying he received a letter/DVD two weeks ago in January. The letter reportedly pleaded with his colleague that he was innocent and had not lied about his co-worker that he reported. The DVD reportedly had interrogation footage from the incident/hearing he was fired over. No other details given and the letter/DVD was handed over to Irvine police according to the interview. NOTE: I can't find a source for this, but I saw it on local news. If anyone can find this story, please private message me.

5:55 PM: Suspect's recent history - His appeal to get his job back was denied in 2011, upholding the original decision back in 2008 to fire him. In 2007, he had reported a fellow officer for excessive force on Mr. Christopher Gettler. In his statement, he said that "she stood up and kicked Gettler twice in the left clavicle. And then...kicked him on the left cheek, causing him to start bleeding". It was later reported Mr. Gettler was a schizophrenic and that Dorner filed the complaint about his fellow officer two weeks later. His allegation was denied by the female officer, the claim was classified as "Unfounded", he was charged with "making false statements" and officially fired in early 2009. In December 2012, he defaulted on his home in Las Vegas and just days ago his Naval Reserve career was terminated. Source - ABC7 News.

6:00 PM: Suspect's home near Las Vegas is surrounded but empty. The search area is covering all of California and parts of Nevada at this point. Other areas heavily involved in California are Corona, Riverside, Irvine and Big Bear Lake. Big Bear ski resort and schools around the various incidents have been closed. Source - ABC7 Los Angeles.

6:10 PM: Incoming rain/snow may halt air searching operations but for now they are still up in the sky.

6:20 PM: Police are going through lots of empty vacation homes not normally occupied. National media is picking up on it with CNN's Cooper/Morgan discussing it (right now in fact) and HLN had a few stories as well.

6:35 PM: New information slowing down as it's dark and weather is coming in. Lots of repeating on the news. Will update as I can, please PM me if you have any tips/info to add. Tidied up grammar/spelling, added sources where possible.

7:05 PM: West coast is in prime-time TV so not much news/info on the air, just non-sourced info from the scanners. News back on in a few hours, will update if new info.

8:20 PM: FBI is finishing up at his Las Vegas home, FAA completely restricting airspace above search and the coin mailed to CNN's Anderson Cooper was a "Challenge Coin" given to him by his former boss LAPD Police Chief William Bratton.

8:30 PM: Pictures of the items mailed to Anderson Cooper. The challenge coin

[10] and DVD. -


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