(LOS ANGELES) — The massive manhunt for suspected cop-killer Christopher Dorner intensified Tuesday afternoon on reports that the former Los Angeles police officer may have been spotted in the Big Bear area.
This latest possible sighting has garnered a large police response.
Authorities say there was a home invasion robbery and a carjacking in the area and that the suspect looked like Dorner.
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.
The charges do not involve the slayings of Monica Quan and her fiancé, who were found shot to death Feb. 3. Quan was the daughter of former LAPD captain Randal Quan, who was mentioned as a target of Dorner’s fury in his manifesto.
Dorner released the 6,000 word so-called “manifesto” on his Facebook page which outlined his anger at the Los Angeles Police Department for firing him, and made threats against individuals he believed were responsible for ending his career with the police force five years ago. The LAPD has assigned 50 protection details to guard officers and their families who were deemed possible targets.
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