A fired Los Angeles police officer suspected of killing three people once lived in Enid, according to his “manifesto” posted online Thursday.
Police have been searching for Christopher Dorner, 33, who allegedly killed three people, including a Los Angeles police officer. Dorner, a U.S. Navy veteran, listed Enid among a list of cities where he once lived.
U.S. Navy officials couldn't confirm Friday whether Dorner had served at Vance Air Force Base in Enid. Records show Dorner served in “various aviation training units” from 2002 to 2004. Dorner left the Navy Reserve Feb. 1 as a lieutenant, records show.
Capt. Jack Morris, a spokesman for the Enid Police Department, said Friday the department didn't expect to be involved in the investigation. Dorner only came to Enid in connection with his military service, Morris said, and it doesn't appear he had any personal connections there.
“There's nothing to indicate he's en route to Enid,” Morris said.
Dorner lists his previous residences, including Enid, in a portion of the document in which he encourages journalists to “utilize every source you have that specializes in collections for your reports.” Dorner calls on journalists at several points in the message to investigate his past for instances of bullying or aggression, saying it's “not in my DNA.”
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