Search for ex-LA cop stretches to Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) – The search for a former Los Angeles police officer accused of killing three people, including a cop, extends to the Las Vegas area, where he has a home.
Clark County property records show Christopher Dorner owns a small two-story, three-bedroom home in a neighborhood about nine miles southwest of the Las Vegas Strip.
Clark County property records show he bought the house in 2007 for about $265,000.
Las Vegas police officer Laura Meltzer says patrol officers received information about Dorner on Thursday, including a photo. SOURCE
Everyone that reads here with any regularity already knows; I am Pro-Police, I have a Police family and many friends in Law Enforcement, current and retired, and I will ALWAYS have their back, as long as they are in the RIGHT.
I hate having to make this post, but in MY opinion, I have to say, I am fully convinced that Christopher Dorner has lost his mind.
It happens, Police, like any other group of people in this nation, do on occasion lose their minds, become mentally unbalanced, have marital problems, money problems, suffer from drug and alcohol abuses and all of the other maladies that life throws at ALL of us. Cops aren’t *Super Heroes*, they are human beings just like all the rest of us, they just bear a lot more responsibility than the average citizen.
I’m not a psychologist, far from it, but I have studied the subject and after reading this: Christopher Dorner’s Manifesto (Disturbing Content and Language) I am convinced that Dorner is VERY disturbed.
That is not said in any way to offer an excuse for Dorner and his actions, it is merely said in the spirit of *transparency* and in an effort to offer a look at BOTH sides of a story.
This story surfaced a short time ago and some newscasters were making reference to it and saying the shooting was related to the Dorner situation.
Women delivering newspapers in Torrance shot in manhunt for ex-cop
Two women who were shot by Los Angeles police in Torrance early Thursday during a massive manhunt for an ex-LAPD officer were delivering newspapers, sources said.
The women, shot in the 19500 block of Redbeam Avenue, were taken to area hospitals, Torrance police Lt. Devin Chase said. They were not identified. One was shot in the hand and the other in the back, according to Jesse Escochea, who captured video of the victims being treated.
It was not immediately known what newspapers the women were delivering. After the shooting, the blue pickup was riddled with bullet holes and what appeared to be newspapers lay in the street alongside. SOURCE
I know everyone is on *pins and needles* and I hope this isn’t a case of over reaction on the part of the Officers involved. I sincerely hope they were totally justified in their actions, but I say this, if they weren’t, if this truly was a *bad shooting*, these Officers need to face the blame, in full.
I also believe that everyone needs to hold off on making accusations at this stage of the story; there are too few details available.
I have a contact in Southern California that is sending me details as they get them and I will be updating this story as those detail become available.
Additional reading: Massive manhunt on for ex-cop accused of killing 3