Despite a $1,000,000 reward leading to the capture of former LAPD officer Chris Dorner, police have no new confirmed sightings of the alleged revenge killer.
The 33-year-old Navy veteran and sniper is suspected of fatally shooting three people and wounding two others. The dead are the daughter of a former police official whom Dorner blames for his dismissal from the Los Angeles Police Department; her fiancé; a southern California police officer acting as part of the manhunt. Investigators say Dorner called the dead woman’s father last week to taunt him.
The massive search for Dorner hasn’t gone incredibly well. Two women delivering newspapers from a pickup truck similar to Dorner’s were shot and wounded by police officers. Dorner’s truck was found burning in the Big Bear Mountains east of Los Angeles. The search area goes even further east to Las Vegas and includes most of the Southland area all the way to San Diego.
Panic or paranoia? Security was tight at Sunday's Grammy Awards with fears that Dorner might show up. But despite the presence of armed cops and security agents, the annual celebration of musical mediocrity went on.
Los Angeles Police officials have said they will reopen the case of Dorner’s dismissal to determine if he was as he claims wrongfully terminated for blowing the whistle on alleged police abuse of suspects.