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Fugitive US ex-cop charged, may have fled to Mexico

Christopher Dorner, the embittered former US cop on the run since last week, was charged Monday with murder in California, as authorities said he may have fled south into Mexico. The 33-year-old, who posted a chilling online manifesto threatening to kill policemen and their families over his 2008 sacking, was charged over the killing of officer Michael Crain, a 34-year-old father of two.

Fugitive US ex-cop charged over police killing

A former US cop on the run since last week has been charged with the murder of a policeman, one of three people he allegedly killed after making chilling online threats, officials said Monday. Christopher Dorner, the subject of a huge manhunt after the alleged shootings near Los Angeles, was charged over the killing of officer Michael Crain, gunned down on Thursday.

UPDATE 3-Record $1 million reward posted for fugitive ex-Los Angeles cop

* Manhunt for Christopher Dorner called largest in L.A. history * Police chief says investigators making progress in search (Adds latest unconfirmed sighting and search for suspect in L.A.) By Brandon Lowrey LOS ANGELES, Feb 10 (Reuters) - A record $1 million reward was posted on Sunday for information leading to the capture of a fugitive former Los Angeles policeman suspected of targeting police officers and their families in three killings committed in retaliation for his 2008 firing.

Million dollar reward for alleged US cop 'terrorist'

Los Angeles on Sunday announced a $1 million reward for information leading to the capture of an ex-cop accused of "domestic terrorism" in a murder spree that has claimed three lives. Investigators have been combing the snow-blanketed California mountains for Christopher Dorner, 33, a disgruntled former LA Police Department (LAPD) officer who had threatened to murder police in a chilling online manifesto.

Million dollar reward for alleged cop killer: LA mayor

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Sunday announced a $1 million reward for information leading to the capture of a fugitive ex-cop suspected of three murders. "We will not tolerate anyone undermining the security, the tranquility of our neighborhoods and our communities," Villaraigosa said at a news conference announcing the reward. "We will not tolerate this reign of terror that has robbed us of the peace of mind that residents of southern California deserve. We will not tolerate this murderer remaining at large," he said.

Police to probe firing of fugitive US cop killer

Los Angeles police Saturday said they would reopen a probe that led to the dismissal of a fugitive ex-policeman being sought in the killings of three people for what he believed was his unfair firing. Police are hunting the snow-blanketed California mountains for Christopher Dorner, a 33-year-old disgruntled former LA Police Department (LAPD) officer who had threatened to murder police in a chilling online manifesto.

Alleged US cop killer's car found with weapons: reports

More than 100 police searched the snow blanketed California mountains Saturday for an ex-cop accused of three killings after his car was found nearby, reportedly with weapons and a broken axle. Police are hunting for Christopher Dorner, a 33 year-old disgruntled former LA Police Department (LAPD) officer who had threatened to murder police in a chilling online manifesto. The search has focused on cabins above the ski resort of Big Bear, two hours east of Los Angeles, where Dorner's burnt-out pickup truck was found in nearby woods.

UPDATE 3-L.A. police to revisit firing of fugitive ex-cop

(Recasts with police chief calling for re-examination of officer's firing) By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Los Angeles police will re-examine the 2008 firing of an officer wanted in three slayings, the police chief said on Saturday as a massive manhunt for the fugitive stretched from a southern California mountaintop to the Mexican border.

Snow slows manhunt for alleged US cop-killer

Snowfall in California mountains Friday slowed the second day of a manhunt for a disgruntled ex-cop accused of three killings, and threatening to murder more police in a chilling online manifesto. The focus of the search remained on the snow-blanketed ski resort of Big Bear, although there was also a major lockdown in Los Angeles after a reported sighting not far from the LA Police Department (LAPD) headquarters.

A former police officer terrorizes Los Angeles, then vanishes

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES, Feb 8 (Reuters) - A day after a bloody crime wave attributed to a former Los Angeles police officer with a deadly grudge left the city on edge, the man at the center of the drama seemed to vanish on Friday, leaving behind only a few footprints in the snow.
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