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SWAT team searches Big Bear for fugitive ex-cop

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SAN DIEGO — Heavily armed SWAT officers searched rugged terrain near Big Bear Thursday after a burning pickup belonging to a fugitive ex-cop was found near the mountain community.

The Bear Mountain Resort was closed and area schools were locked down after news of the discovery. Officers were also searching the community door to door, San Bernadino County Sheriff John McMahon said.

Investigators determined that the charred truck was registered to Christopher Jordan Dorner, 33, McMahon said. Dorner, a former officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, was wanted in connection with a shooting spree that began over the weekend, killing three people and wounding one.

Authorities told the Los Angeles Times that they spotted “fresh tracks” in the snow and may be zeroing in on Dorner.

There had been multiple reported sightings in the Big Bear area on Thursday of Dorner’s truck, sources said. Dorner was last seen wearing military fatigues and has a military ID.

Earlier Thursday, police in San Diego mounted a massive manhunt for Dorner after he was reportedly seen near Naval Base Point Loma. That search proved fruitless.


      • Guest Troutman

        You don't seem to want to accept the fact you're dealing with an expert in ghetto warfare, with a man who's the best, with guns, with knives, with his bare hands. A ex-cop who's been trained to ignore pain, ignore weather, to live off the land, to eat things that would make a billy goat puke. In LAPD his job was to dispose of enemy personnel. To kill! Period! Win by attrition. Well Black-Rambo was the best.

  • Nick

    First Los Angeles had the Watts Riots, then the Rodney King Riots now with the LAPD gunning down innocent civilians we will have the Rambo Riots.

  • Jeremy

    If we all could carry a gun, no one would be stupid enough to shoot anyone, let alone pull a gun on someone.

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