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Timeline: Christopher Dorner Stories, Photos & Videos


Here are the key events involving Christopher Dorner, the fired Los Angeles police officer suspected of killing at least four people including a police officer in Southern California and a deputy in San Bernardino County, and posting a manifesto on Facebook outlining plans to kill the families of those he felt wronged him. The case was declared over after Dorner's remains were found inside a Big Bear cabin after he barricaded himself inside, shooting at police during the standoff.

READ: Murder Suspect Chris Dorner's Online Manifesto

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Friday, Feb 15: Bagpipers, pints and tears at fundraiser for slain officers.

Friday, Feb 15: San Bernardino County Sherrif's Office declared the case is over. In a news briefing, according to a chilling account given by Capt Herbert, their people were under almost constant fire.  They had to rescue two wounded. They had a plan with tear gas, PA announcements calling Dorner by name, and urging him to surrender, then, using heavy equipment literally ripping holes in the walls of the cabin. The last resort was the incendiary tear gas.

Thursday, Feb 14 [7:45 p.m.]: Questions arise about who is to receive the $1 million reward.

Thursday, Feb 14 [4:00 p.m.]: Remains found in burned out Big Bear Cabin positively identified as those of fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner according to San Bernardino Co. Sheriff's Department.  Jodi Miller, a spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County sheriff-coroner, said the identification was made through Dorner's dental records. Miller did not give a cause of death.

Wednesday, Feb 13 [5:00 p.m.]: Nancy Dorner, the mother of Christopher Dorner, breaks silence with a statement, speaking to FOX 11's Robin Sax. Nancy told Robin she wanted to let the public know they do not condone Christopher's actions and to offer their deepest sympathies and condolences.

Wednesday, Feb 13 [1:00 p.m.]: The name of the deputy killed in yesterday's shootout has been released: Jeremiah Mackay. Thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Wednesday, Feb 13 [10:00 a.m.]: A funeral is underway for Riverside Police Department officer Michael Crain who was allegedly shot and killed by fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner.

Wednesday, Feb 13 [6:51 a.m.]: AP source: Dorner's license found in burned cabin

Wednesday, Feb 13 [12:01 a.m.]: San Bernardino Co. investigators have located charred human remains within the debris of the burned out Big Bear cabin. But the major question still not answered tonight are the remains that of Christopher Dorner?  Identification will be attempted through forensic means.

Wednesday, Feb 13 [12:00 a.m.]: Funeral Services for Slain Police Officer Michael Crain to be held today at 10:30 a.m. at Grove Community Church in Riverside.

Tuesday, Feb 12 [8:06 p.m.]: At an 8 p.m. press conference, LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith said reports of a body recovered from the cabin are not true since the cabin is too hot for authorities to go in. He also said that reports that the body was identified as Chris Dorner are untrue. LAPD says they will remain on high alert for now until body is found and identified.

Tuesday, Feb 12 [7:50 p.m.]: LAPD to hold a press conference at 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb 12 [7:04 p.m.]: A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press a charred body has been found in the burned cabin where a fugitive ex-cop is believed to have been in a standoff with sheriff's deputies.

Tuesday, Feb 12 [5:52 p.m.]: A law enforcement source tells the AP that the fugitive Dorner never came out of the cabin, and a single shot was heard inside before the cabin was engulfed in flames.

Tuesday, Feb 12 [5:49 p.m.]: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa tells reporters that "our hearts and prayers are with the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department." Villaraigosa said he called a number of officers targeted by Dorner in his manifesto "to tell them our hearts and prayers are with them ... none of us can imagine what they had to go through."

Tuesday, Feb 12 [5:39 p.m.]: Officers look to be letting this cabin completely burn to the ground. The fire appears to not be affecting any other cabins.

Tuesday, Feb 12 [5:27 p.m.]: A source tells the AP that the man believed to be Dorner never emerged from burning cabin.

Tuesday, Feb 12 [5:20 p.m.]: Cindy Bachman with the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department said at a press conference that "we have reason to believe that it is him." Today's events, she said, began at 12:20 when deputies got reports of a stolen truck. The people whose vehicle was stolen from their home described the suspect as looking similar to Dorner. When authorities closed in on the vehicle, the suspect, believed to be Dorner, abandoned the vehicle, ran into the forest, and barricaded himself inside a cabin. A short time later there was an exchange of gunfire between law enforcement and the suspect.

Tuesday, Feb 12 [4:25 p.m.]: Fire could be seen coming from a cabin where Dorner is suspected to be holed up. There are reports of explosions and ammunition coming from inside the cabin. We're told tear gas was lobbed inside the structure.

Tuesday, Feb 12 [4:22 p.m.]: Both officers involved in the gunfight were with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. Both were transported to Loma Linda Hospital. Officials say one officer died.

Tuesday, Feb 12 [3:47 p.m.]: FOX 11 has learned that one of the law enforcement officials wounded in the gunfight has died.

Tuesday, Feb 12 [3:25 p.m.]: At a press briefing, LAPD Cmdr. said he could not confirm whether Dorner was in the cabin but urged the fugitive to surrender. "Enough is enough," Smith said. "It's time for you to turn yourself in. It's time to end the bloodshed."

Tuesday, Feb 12 [3:08 p.m.]: San Bernardino Sheriff's Office has asked members of the media to stop tweeting.

Tuesday, Feb 12 [2:50 p.m.]: LAPD to hold a news conference at 3 p.m. PT

Tuesday, Feb 12 [2:46 p.m.]: Roadblock set up on Highway 330

Tuesday, Feb 12 [2:35 p.m.]: Schools in the Big Bear area are under lockdown

Tuesday, Feb 12 [2:25 p.m.]: Dorner is barricaded in a cabin in Big Bear after a shootout with authorities that wounded two officers.

Tuesday, Feb 12 [2:10 p.m.]: Two law officers have been wounded in a gunfight in the mountains east of Los Angeles with a person believed to be a former Los Angeles police officer.

Tuesday, Feb 12 [1:44 p.m.]: A person believed to be Dorner gunfire with authorities in the San Bernardino Mountains on Tuesday, a law enforcement official said on condition of anonymity. The officer told The Associated Press it's believed Dorner committed a residential burglary of a cabin and had a couple tied up in the cabin.

Tuesday, Feb 12 [1:38 p.m.]: The noise of the gun battle was broadcast by a local TV station, whose reporter suddenly found himself near the fight. Someone could be heard yelling at the reporter to get out of the area.

Tuesday, Feb 12 [1:30 p.m.]: AP law enforcement source: Fugitive ex-cop exchanges fire with Southern California authorities.

Tuesday, Feb 12 [12:40 p.m.]: A man was carjacked at gunpoint by a man that he says no doubt is the suspect Dorner. Rick and his faithful dog were able to comply without incident, as the suspect drove off with their vehicle.

Tuesday, Feb 12 [11:30 a.m.]: A prosecutor who filed a murder charge against a fugitive former Los Angeles police officer that could result in the death penalty said he believes the man hasn't finished carrying out his vendetta. "Just read his manifesto and look at his actions," Riverside County District Attorney Paul Zellerbach said. "He's trying to send a message, and it would be my belief that his message is not completed yet."

Monday, Feb 11  [9:00 p.m.]:  Family Friend of Victim Monica Quan Speaks Out. As the search for Chris Dorner continues, it's important to know that his alleged victims are not forgotten. FOX 11 spoke with a family friend of Monica Quan who was killed along with her fiance last week.

Monday, Feb 11  [8:00 p.m.]: Tijuana Hotel Raided Thursday Night in Search of Dorner. The Hotel Tapatio was searched by more than 20 officers. No evidence of Dorner was found on the property, but officers responded quickly after someone reported seeing Dorner at the hotel.

Monday, Feb 11 [5:30 p.m.]: TMZ reports that Dorner went to a Southern California sporting goods store 2 days before he began his murder spree to purchase scuba equipment and TMZ has obtained the surveillance video.

Monday, Feb 11  [2:30 p.m.]: At a news conference held by authorities today, the Riverside County District Attorney said felony charges have been filed against former LAPD police officer Christopher Jordan Dorner.

Monday, Feb 11  [9:40 a.m.]: LAPD Press Conference - Southern California authorities were investigating hundreds of tips Monday after offering a $1 million reward for information leading to Dorner's arrest.

Sunday, Feb 10  [10:35 p.m.]: Search for fugitive ex-cop sets region on edge on Sunday. Several tips came in within a few hours after the award announcement.

Sunday, Feb 10  [9:35 p.m.]: A mother and daughter newspaper delivery team who were mistakenly shot by Los Angeles police hunting for a fugitive former cop will get a new pickup truck courtesy of the department. Chief Charlie Beck met with the women in their Torrance home  to apologize and tell them he had arranged for someone to donate a new pickup truck.

Sunday, Feb 10  [7:45 p.m.]: UPDATE - Los Angeles police have issued an all-clear in the area of the Lowe's Home Improvement store in Northridge.

Sunday, Feb 10  [5:00 p.m.]: The manhunt for Dorner led LAPD SWAT officers to a Northridge Lowe's home improvement store after people reported seeing someone who resembled the fugitive former police officer there. LAPD swarmed the store off Nordhoff Street about 5 p.m. Customers were escorted out of the store as police looked for any signs of Dorner.

Sunday, Feb 10  [1:47 p.m.]: Riverside Police officials identified Michael Crain, 34, as the veteran training officer allegedly killed by Dorner in an ambush shooting early Thursday. The Riverside native and Redlands High School graduate served two tours in Kuwait with the Marine Corps. Crain was honorably discharged from the Marines and joined the Riverside Police Department in 2001.

Sunday, Feb 10  [1:30 p.m.]: Detectives are investigating a taunting phone call that may have been made by a fugitive ex-LAPD officer to the father of the woman they believe he killed in Southern California. The caller allegedly told retired police Capt. Randal Quan that he should have done a better job protecting his daughter. Monica Quan and her fiance were shot dead last Sunday.

Sunday, Feb 10  [1:10 p.m.]: LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced the reward at a news conference at LAPD headquarters Sunday. Some 80 miles to the east, SWAT teams continued to scour snow-covered mountains near where the 33-year-old fugitive's charred pickup truck was discovered Thursday.

Sunday, Feb 10  [1:00 p.m.]: Seeking leads in a massive manhunt, Los Angeles authorities on Sunday offered a $1 million reward for information leading to the arrest of Dorner, the former police officer suspected in three killings. The reward comes a week after former LAPD cop is believed to have begun a revenge-driven killing spree that has so far netted three victims.

Sunday, Feb 10  [1:30 a.m.]: The manhunt for Dorner enveloped a San Bernardino apartment building before dawn because of a report that the ex-LAPD officer was hiding there — though it wasn't true. A SWAT team along with officers from San Bernardino, Riverside and Irvine swarmed the area about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, at 1525 East Eureka Street, just west of Del Rosa Avenue.

Saturday, Feb 9  [10:00 p.m.]: The manhunt for Dorner is still ongoing. No one knows where he is, or where he will show up next. But one of the lines in his haunting manifesto has police worried he could target tonight's Grammy ceremony for an attack.

Saturday, Feb 9  [10:00 a.m.]: Police Chief Charlie Beck announced officials will re-examine the allegations by Dorner that his law enforcement career was undone by racist colleagues. While he promised to hear out Dorner if he surrenders, Beck stressed that he was ordering a review of his 2007 case because he takes the allegation of racism in his department seriously.

Friday, Feb 8  [10:35 p.m.]: Still no sign of Dorner as the hunt continued all day around Big Bear in a driving snow storm. Earlier, search warrants were served at the Orange County house Dorner had been staying at with his mother.  Finally, tonight for one of the first victims, a memorial for Monica Quan, one of the three allegedly shot and killed by Dorner.

Friday, Feb 8  [9:28 p.m.]: The Riverside police officer shot and killed in an ambush allegedly perpetrated by a fired Los Angeles Police Department officer on a killing spree will be buried next week. Funeral services for the officer, whose name is being withheld at the request of Riverside Police Department Chief Sergio Diaz, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Grove Community Church, 19900 Grove Community Drive.

Friday, Feb 8  [5:05 p.m.]: Irvine police released a more recent photo Friday of fugitive ex-cop Dorner, who is wanted in connection with three slayings. The photo of Dorner, 33, was taken at an Orange County hotel where he was captured on a surveillance video Jan. 28, police said.

Friday, Feb 8  [4:00 p.m.]: Cindy Bachman, a spokesman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff's office told reporters that there's a possibility he's still in the forest. Units will look for him until they determine he is not there. She said units will remain searching overnight into Saturday. Bachman added that the snow is hampering their ground and aerial searches.

Friday, Feb 8  [12;00 p.m.]: As of noon Friday there has been no sign of Dorner, but San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon says searchers will press on unless there's evidence Dorner has left the Big Bear Lake area. Deputies have searched many residences and are now focusing on 200 vacant cabins in the surrounding forest.

Friday. Feb 8  [11:00 a.m.]: LA Jail Under Lockdown Over Chris Dorner

Friday, Feb 8  [10:00 p.m.]: In this exclusive video, Christopher Gettler, who is mentioned in murder suspect Dorner's "Online Manifesto," is deposed regarding his interaction with a training officer who allegedly kicked him as reported by Dorner.

Friday, Feb 8  [8:23 a.m.]: Court documents show an ex-girlfriend of a former Los Angeles police officer suspected of three murders called him "severely emotionally and mentally disturbed" after the two split in 2006.  Documents obtained by The Associated Press on Friday show ex-officer Christopher Dorner unsuccessfully requested a restraining order against his ex-girlfriend after she posted his badge number on a website called Dontdatehimgirl.com.

Friday, Feb 8  [7:08 a.m.]: More than 100 officers in glass-enclosed snow machines and armored personnel carriers have been looking for Dorner in Big Bear Lake, near where his burned-out pickup truck was found yesterday. Snow has been falling, possibly covering the trail of tracks that led away from the truck.

Friday, Feb, 8  [7:00 a.m.]: Hoax call but no sign of ex-cop wanted in killings. San Diego County sheriff's deputies spent the night surrounding and searching a rural home after a hoaxer reported Dorner was there. It tied up 16 deputies.

Friday, Feb 8  [12:00 a.m.]: Suspect Christopher Dorner still at large. Manhunt continues.

Thursday, Feb 7  [8:00 p.m.]: Several businesses in Big Bear closed down for the night early as the manhunt for Dorner moved through the mountain community after dark.     

Thursday, Feb 7  [6:30 p.m.]: Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey speaks to a group attending a vigil  outside Riverside City Hall. A group gathered Thursday night for a vigil after two Riverside Police officers where shot, one fatally.

Thursday, Feb. 7  [3:30 p.m.]: San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon announces at a news conference that a door-to-door search for Dorner is under way.

Thursday, Feb. 7  [2:30 p.m.]: Authorities confirm that the pickup truck found near Bear Mountain ski area at Big Bear Lake belongs to Dorner.

Thursday, Feb. 7  [9:40 a.m.]: Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego is locked down after a Navy worker reports seeing someone who resembles Dorner. Two hours later, Navy officials say they don't believe Dorner was on base.

Thursday, Feb. 7  [9:30 a.m.]: Authorities in central and northern Arizona are alerted about the manhunt for Dorner along with a description of the vehicle he may be driving.

Thursday, Feb. 7  [8:30 a.m.]: Reports surface that authorities are investigating a burned pickup truck near the Big Bear ski area in the San Bernardino Mountains. A San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy says there have been no sightings of Dorner but local school officials decide to put schools in lockdown.

Thursday, Feb. 7 [5:15 a.m.]: LAPD officers guarding a manifesto target in the Los Angeles suburb of Torrance open fire on a truck they mistakenly believe to be Dorner's. Two women are wounded. A short time later, Torrance police are involved in a second shooting involving a different truck they also mistake for Dorner's. Nobody is hurt.

Thursday, Feb. 7, [2:18 a.m.]: A shuttle bus driver turns in a wallet with an LAPD badge and a picture ID of Dorner to San Diego police. The wallet is found less than five miles from the boat, near San Diego International Airport.

Thursday, Feb. 7 [1:30 a.m.]: In the Riverside County community of Corona, two LAPD officers assigned to protect a person named in the manifesto chase a vehicle they believe is Dorner's. One officer is grazed in the forehead during a shootout, and the gunman flees. A short time later, a gunman believed to be Dorner ambushes two Riverside police officers who had stopped at a red light during a routine patrol. One officer is killed and the other critically injured.

Wednesday, Feb. 6 [10:30 p.m.]: A man matching Dorner's description tries to steal a 47-foot boat from a San Diego marina, but the engine won't start. An 81-year-old man on the boat is tied up but unhurt.

Wednesday, Feb. 6: Irvine police announce they are looking for Dorner as a suspect in the killings of Quan and Lawrence, and say he implicated himself in the killings in a manifesto posted on Facebook. U.S. marshals and other law enforcement officials, acting on a credible lead, search Wednesday night for Dorner in San Diego's Point Loma area.

Monday, Feb. 4: [9:30 a.m.]: Some of Dorner's belongings, including police equipment, are found in a trash bin in the San Diego-area community of National City, Calif.

Sunday, Feb. 3: Monica Quan, 28, and Keith Lawrence, 27, are found shot to death in their car in an Irvine parking structure. Quan, an assistant women's basketball coach at California State University, Fullerton, was the daughter of a former Los Angeles police captain who represented Dorner in disciplinary hearings that resulted in his dismissal.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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