Fugitive Ex-LA Cop Charged with Murder of Officer

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Police and city officials believe the reward, raised from both public and private sources, will encourage the public to stay vigilant.

“Now it’s like the game show ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire,'” said Anthony Burke, supervisory inspector for the U.S. Marshals regional fugitive taskforce. “Instead of one contestant, we’ve got 100,000, and there’s only one question you have to answer. All they have to answer is where he’s at, and we can take it from there.”

Meanwhile, LAPD resources remained strained as the department deployed 50 protection details to guard officers and their families who were deemed possible targets.

The charges filed in Riverside County did not include the Irvine killings.

Monica Quan, a former LAPD captain’s daughter, and her fiancé were found shot dead Feb. 3 in a car in the parking structure of their condominium. Dorner was named as the suspect in those killings on Wednesday.

A federal agent who requested anonymity because of the ongoing investigation said officials had determined a call telling Quan’s father, Randal Quan, that he should have done a better job of protecting his daughter was a prank.

The violence escalated early Thursday in Riverside County, when police say Dorner got into a shootout with police in Corona, grazing an LAPD officer’s head with a bullet before escaping. Authorities believe Dorner then used a rifle to ambush the two Riverside police officers, killing one and seriously wounding another. The slain officer was identified as Michael Crain, 34.

Late last week, the manhunt focused on the Big Bear area of the San Bernardino Mountains, where authorities found Dorner’s burned-out truck with weapons and camping gear inside.

A greatly reduced force of 30 deputies searched there for the fifth day on Monday.

(Photo: AP)

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