Christopher Dorner Manhunt Update: Police Raid Tijuana Hotel as Footage Surfaces of Accused Cop Killer Purchasing Scuba Gear [VIDEO]
Feb 12, 2013 04:23 PM EST
The search for suspect ex-cop Christopher Dorner has gone international as police raided a Mexican hotel overnight and are looking into surveillance footage of the accused cop killer purchasing Scuba gear at a California sporting goods store, according to ABC News.
Dorner is reportedly seen in surveillance video, from the Sports Chalet in Torrance, Calif., on Feb. 1, purchasing and refilling air tanks days before his string of alleged killings began. The 33-year-old fugitive and former LAPD cop was assigned to a naval undersea warfare unit while serving in the Navy.
A hotel in Tijuana, Mexico, was raided on Monday night on a tip that Dorner may be there. He was not found, as U.S. Marshalls continue to search for Dorner south of the border. In addition, the property by Big Bear Mountain has been the scene of a huge manhunt since Dorner's burned out truck was found there last Thursday.
New reports have also surfaced that Dorner checked in to the Navy Gateway Inn and Suites in Point Loma, California using his Navy ID card two days before the killing began. Dorner faces capital murder charges that involve the killing of Riverside police officer Michael Crain, who was gunned down in an ambush last Thursday. A capital murder charge could result in the death penalty if convicted. Crain was married with two children.
Dorner is also a suspect for the killings of Monica Quan and her fiancé, who were found, shot to death February 3. Quan was the daughter of former LAPD captain Randal Quan, who was mentioned as a potential target in his long-winded 6,000 word manifesto that he posted on his Facebook.
There he outlined his anger at the LAPD for firing him, and made threats against individuals he believed were responsible for ending his career with the police force five years ago, according to the Associated Press.
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