A fugitive’s truck has been found in California as police hunt for an ex-Los Angeles police officer accused of going on a revenge killing spree after he was fired.
Police across Southern California had formed a massive manhunt for the fugitive, who was believed to have killed a police officer in Riverside County. He is also a suspect in the killing of a young couple on Sunday.
The manhunt has grown more intensive as police learned of Dorner’s intentions, as they believe he is targeting other officers and their families. He also posted an online message saying, “I do not fear death.”
Dorner, recently fired by the Los Angeles Police Department, wrote an 11-page note addressed to “America” online laying out his grievances against the department. He believes the department wronged him, destroying his career and reputation. In the manifesto, Dorner said he’ll stop killing officers when the LAPD proclaims his innocence.
The manifesto reads:
“I have exhausted all available means at obtaining my name back. This is my last resort. The LAPD has suppressed the truth and it has now lead to deadly consequences.
“Self-preservation is no longer important to me. I do not fear death as I died long ago on 1/2/09 [the date of his firing]”
The fugitive’s truck was found torched off a forestry road in a remote area of the San Bernadino mountains east of Los Angeles, USA Today reported.
Dorner is believed to have multiple weapons, including assault rifles, and has police and military training.
After the fugitive’s truck was found, police closed schools in the area and Bear Mountain ski resort called off afternoon skiing.