Ex-police officer suspected in California shooting once lived in Oklahoma

Police have been searching for Christopher Dorner since a shooting Thursday that left a Los Angeles police officer and two others dead. In a rambling manifesto posted online Thursday, Dorner, a U.S. Navy veteran, listed Enid among a list of cities where he lived from childhood to adulthood.
by Silas Allen Modified: February 8, 2013 at 7:40 pm •  Published: February 8, 2013
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The Enid News & Eagle reported Friday that Dorner was one of two student pilots at the base in 2002 who found a bank bag containing nearly $8,000 in cash and checks. Dorner and the other student pilot determined the money belonged to the Enid Korean Church of Grace. The two returned the money to the church.

Police say Dorner killed a Los Angeles police captain's daughter and her fiance Sunday in a parking garage in Irving, Calif., and then used a rifle to ambush two police officers in Riverside on Thursday, killing one and seriously wounding the other. Dorner is also suspected of shooting and wounding a third police officer in Corona.

Dorner fulfilled his lifelong dream of becoming a Los Angeles police officer in 2005, but saw it unravel three years later when he was fired after a police review board decided he falsely accused his training officer of kicking a mentally ill man in the face and chest.

The incident led Dorner to plot violent revenge against those he thought responsible for his downfall, according to a 14-page manifesto police believe he authored because there are details in it only he would know.

Contributing: The Associated Press


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by Silas Allen
General Assignment/Breaking News Reporter
Silas Allen is a news reporter for The Oklahoman. He is a Missouri native and a 2008 graduate of the University of Missouri.
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