Chris Dorner timeline: Slain Riverside officer mourned
Posted by KABC on 02/13/2013 at 6:54 PM
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A timeline of key events in the manhunt for former Los Angeles Police Department officer Chris Dorner, wanted in a double murder in Orange County and multiple police shootings in the Inland Empire.
Wednesday - Feb. 13 [10:30 a.m.]: A funeral service was held for Riverside Police Officer Michael Crain, who was killed in an alleged ambush attack by Dorner last week. The emotional service was held at Grove Community Church in Riverside. Crain was an 11-year veteran of the department and also served two tours in Kuwait as a U.S. Marine. The 34-year-old leaves behind a wife, 10-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter. Loved ones described Crain as a selfless friend and dedicated family man.
Wednesday - Feb. 13 [8:05 a.m.]: In a morning news conference, LAPD Lt. Andy Neiman said the LAPD is back to normal operations, but some protective details remain in place. Neiman also said the charred body in the cabin has not been positively identified.
Wednesday - Feb. 13 [6:45 a.m.]: An official briefed on the investigation told the Associated Press that a wallet with a California driver's license with the name Christopher Dorner has been found in the rubble of a cabin.
Tuesday - Feb. 12 [11:30 p.m.]: A charred human body has been found in the rubble of the burned-out cabin where fugitive Chris Dorner was believed to have been barricaded, a sheriff's spokeswoman said late Tuesday. The identity of the remains, however, was still unclear. 'Identification will be attempted through forensic means,' a San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department press release said.
Tuesday - Feb. 12 [8 p.m.]: LAPD Cmdr. Andy Smith denies reports of a body recovered at a charred cabin. "I'm not sure where this information is coming from or how it's being attributed to the Los Angeles Police Department," Smith said.
Tuesday - Feb. 12 [12:45 p.m.]: A California Department of Fish and Wildlife officer traveling Highway 38 saw a man who looked like Dorner driving a vehicle, the CDFW said. It said the officer pursued the suspect and that a shooting ensued. The officer's vehicle was shot many times but no officers were injured. The suspect escaped on foot. Officials said the suspect was likely driving a vehicle he stole after burglarizing a different cabin earlier in the day and holding two women hostage. One was able to escape and make a call. Authorities responded to the location and gave chase when Dorner fled in the stolen vehicle.
Tuesday - Feb. 12 [11 a.m.]: The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a motion to add $100,000 to the reward. The County Board of Supervisors and the Riverside City Council are also considering an additional $100,000 each, and the Riverside County supervisors are also hoping to add another $100,000, which would bring the total to an unprecedented $1.4 million.
Tuesday - Feb. 12 [morning]: A federal law enforcement source confirmed to ABC News that surveillance video of a man buying scuba gear at a Sport Chalet in Torrance on Feb. 1, two days before the killings, was Chris Dorner. The video was obtained by TMZ on Monday. Investigators are also looking into reports that Dorner checked into a Manhattan Beach hotel and wrote his manifesto there.
Monday - Feb. 11 [evening]: A hotel in Tijuana was raided in search for Chris Dorner. He was not found. In an affidavit filed by the U.S. Marshals Service and obtained by Eyewitness News, the agency says, "there is probable cause to believe that Dorner has moved and traveled ... from California to Mexico with the intent to avoid prosecution." However, there have been no confirmed sightings of Dorner crossing the border or of him inside Mexico.