Search for cop killer continues

Rikki Cheese

Search for cop killer continues

CREATED Feb. 7, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The search continues for a former LAPD officer suspected in three murders.

On Thursday, police found Christopher Dorner's burned-out pick up truck in Big Bear, California, but no sign of Dorner.

33-year-old Dorner was fired from LAPD IN 2008.

In a rambling manifesto posted online, Dorner claims he was unfairly terminated for reporting abuses, and declares war on his former colleagues and their families. He writes, "The violence of action will be high."

Law enforcement officers across the southwest are on high alert, because they suspect he's already made good on that threat.

In Irvine, California, on Sunday, Monica Quan and her fiance, Keith Lawrence, were shot to death in their car. Quan was the daughter of the former LAPD captain who represented Dorner in the disciplinary hearings that resulted in him getting fired.

On Monday, some of Dorner's belongings turned up in a trash bin in a San Diego suburb and someone matching his description tried to steal a boat in the San Diego marina on Wednesday.

At about 1:30 Thursday morning, just hours before Dorner's truck was set on fire in Big Bear, police in Corona, California, got into a shootout with a man driving what they believed was Dorner's truck. The gunman got away, but a short time later, someone opened fire on two patrol officers stopped at a red light; killing one and critically wounding the other.