Dorner manhunt: Authorities across nation on alert for ex-cop


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Communities across the country with ties to former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner -- suspected of killing three people and injuring two -- were on alert Friday as the search continued for the fugitive.

Officials in Pensacola, Fla., and Enid, Okla., confirmed they were aware that their cities were listed in an online manifesto as places where Dorner had resided. Authorities say the manifesto was posted to a Facebook page they believe belongs to Dorner.


Capt. Jack Morris, a spokesman for the Enid Police Department, said his office received a warning stating Dorner was wanted and giving a description of him.

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‘I’d imagine any town that’s listed, there’s surprise,’ Morris said.

According to the manifesto, Dorner lived in cities including Pico Rivera; La Palma; Thousand Oaks; Cedar City, Utah; Pensacola and Enid.

Dorner, 33, is wanted in connection with a double homicide in Irvine on Sunday and the shooting of three police officers, one fatally, in Riverside County on Thursday. Authorities described him as ‘armed and extremely dangerous,’ and alerts about him were issued across California and in Nevada as federal, state and local authorities intensified their search.

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Morris said Enid police had contact with a man named Christopher Dorner in 2003 and 2004. The man was listed as a victim of a property crime and a witness to a vehicle accident, he said. In 2002, the Enid News and Eagle reported a good deed by Navy Ensign Chris Dorner, a student at Enid’s Vance Air Force Base, which provides aviation training for Navy and Marine Corps students.

The newspaper article, which mentions Dorner’s upbringing in La Palma, says Dorner and another Vance student found a bank bag containing about $8,000 in the middle of a road. The two ‘promptly took the bag to the Enid Police Department,’ and the money was returned to a local church, the News and Eagle reported.

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‘The military stresses integrity,’ Dorner told the newspaper. He also said his mother taught him integrity and honesty.


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