Big Bear Lock Down: Resort Town Shuts Down as LA Manhunt for Christopher Dorner Continues [Video]
Feb 08, 2013 02:41 PM EST
Ex-LAPD officer and Navy reservist Christopher Dorner is reportedly the most wanted man in America, potentially plotting his next move after allegedly killing three people.
More than 100 officers ordered a mega lockdown in the snow-capped Bear Valley resort town, closing schools, as the existing snowstorm may hinder an already difficult manhunt, according to news reports.
"We're going to continue searching until we either discover he left the mountain or we find him," Sheriff John McMahon said on Friday.
Dorner, 33, is wanted in killing two people in Irvine on Sunday, and also for the shooting of three Los Angeles-area police officers on Thursday, one of whom he killed. One of the victims last week, Monica Quan, was the daughter of a police officer who represented Dorner in his efforts to get his job back, police confirmed, and reported on CNN.com.
Police said Dorner worked as a police officer from 2005-2008, accused of killing Quan and her fiancé Sunday in Irvine, then shooting two Riverside police officers, and an LAPD officer on Thursday. Reports say he unleashed numerous rounds at the Riverside officers, killing the 34-year-old officer, and seriously wounding another.
Leads have taken police from Los Angeles to San Diego to Las Vegas to Big Bear, where police found Dorner's widely sought gray pickup, thoroughly burned. Police had yet to find any traces as trackers lost footprints believed to be Dornan's in a wooded area near the truck
In addition to posting his manifesto online, Dorner reached out directly to CNN, mailing a parcel to "AC360" anchor Anderson Cooper's office at CNN in New York. The editorial staffs of "AC360" and CNN management were made aware of the package and alerted law enforcement.