SAN DIEGO – New video released Monday showed Christopher Dorner two days before he allegedly killed his first victims.
The video, obtained by TMZ, shows Christopher Dorner in a Sport Chalet in Torrance last Tuesday night. Dorner purchased scuba gear and even appeared to laugh and joke with the cashier.
Meanwhile, authorities with the U.S. Marshals Service said there is reason to believe Dorner has fled to Mexico.
In the document, filed in Federal Court, the U.S. Marshals Inspector said Dorner may have been helped by an associate referred to as “J.Y.” The document also said there were recent observations of a suspect matching Dorner’s description attempting to flee to Mexico.
The Inspector writes, “there is probable cause to believe that Dorner has moved and traveled in interstate and foreign commerce from California to Mexico with the intent to avoid prosecution.”
On Monday, the Riverside District Attorney’s Office officially filed a murder charge against Dorner in the death of Officer Michael Crain. The charge also carries two special circumstance allegations.
“One being that a police officer, in the performance of his duties, was murdered,” said Riverside County District Attorney Paul Zellerbach. “As well as the second special circumstance allegation that Mr. Dorner intentionally discharged a firearm from his motor vehicle.”
Dorner faces three additional counts of attempted murder. Two were from the LAPD officers shot at in Corona. The third is from the surviving officer in the Riverside shooting.
The DA also issued a no-bail arrest warrant. Dorner can now be arrested in any jurisdiction across the country.
“This individual, by both his words and conduct has made it very clear to all of us that every law enforcement officer in Southern California is in danger of being shot or killed,” said Zellerbach.