Search for ex-LA cop stretches to Las Vegas

Search for ex-LA cop stretches to Las Vegas

Cop KillerLAS 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

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8 Responses to Search for ex-LA cop stretches to Las Vegas

  1. Katie says:

    That he does Oregon. That is still no excuse for murder. He has already murdered 2 young people. The daughter of his defender and her fiance. For what reason? Revenge.

    Whatever grievances he had in the past went out the window with those murders. And I do believe he had real grievances.

  2. At work, you win some, you lose some. I’m not perfect and I’ve had my ass waxed on a few occasions, improperly. I’ve been kept from promotions I should have had and was the first to be laid off in 2009 from my appointment, though I had the most seniority of all other sergeants, by a minimum of 7 years.

    That said, you motor on. BFD. Bad shit happens. Did I decide to conduct a pogrom against those I perceived had slighted me? Not in the slightest. The dude is going to get killed, that’s pretty clear. He himself needs a bit of .40-cal therapy.

    “Whatever grievances he had in the past went out the window with those murders. And I do believe he had real grievances.” Katie is spot on.

    BZ

  3. mrchuck says:

    Christopher Dorner has committed the ultimate crime.
    He has shot and killed a brother in arms,,,,,with malice.
    There is no more of a heinous crime.
    If he is, in fact, has run into the Forest to escape,,,then I would have been the LEO to track him down and “dispatch” him. Alas, I am retired.
    This fired ex-officer has broken the pact all sworn officers take,, and he must now pay the supreme sacrifice.
    He must be put down before he kills anybody else.
    Sorry,,, but that is the code.
    Just damn!!!!!

  4. mrchuck says:

    BZ, I first thought he was a “lone wolf”,,, “off” the reservation.
    Right now,,,I’m not so sure.
    We’ll see what happens tomorrow,,,,,,, Thanks amigo.

  5. Hgpsurf says:

    Another act of violence with a gun committed by a madman. Maybe our elected officials will look at the mental health aspect a bit more deeply now. He may well have a real grievance with his fellow officers or at least a perceived grievance but as some of you already stated, his actions give him no case. HE, HIMSELF, has defiled his name, no one else. I doubt he will come to the realization of how heinous his deeds are as he is obsessed with revenge. I give him maybe a 5-10% chance he will kill himself before either being killed or taking more lives.

    As for the LAPD I have 2 issues with them. IF what I heard on the news this morning is true and police officers opened fire on what they thought was his truck, they should be fired and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Any time you fire a gun at a human, an animal, or a target you need to positively identify what you are firing at and, except in dire circumstances, what the background is. If they thought they were firing at Dorner, I equate it with a man hearing a noise in his house in the middle of the night and shooting his daughter who just came back from a date. The police involved were filled with emotion, tension, and adrenalin but that is no excuse for not positively identifying the suspect. Let’s hope the shooting was not related to Dorner.

    The second issue is when the police thought he was holed up in a hotel. The arial shot of this showed so many police cars I didn’t even try to count them. It turned out he wasn’t there. By deploying so many resources to a false alarm, they upped Dorner’s chances to escape the area by a lot and escape he did, at least into the mountains.

  6. Hgpsurf says:

    Just speculating….He could have paid someone to drive his truck into the mountains and then torch it as a diversion to escape. My wife told me it was an apartment complex, not a hotel where he was supposed to be but was not.

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