— Tracy Solomon (@tracysolomon) February 11, 2013
Los Angeles police are scrambling officers to the Northridge neighborhood after another possible sighting of Christopher Dorner, the scorned ex-LAPD cop whose alleged killing spree has sparked the largest manhunt in California history.
The L.A. Daily News reports cops have set up a command post:
Police received a tip at 3:33 p.m. about a possible Dorner sighting at Plummer Street and Corbin Avenue, near the Northridge Fashion Center … The command post is set up [at] Nordhoff Street and Shirley Avenue, and police have established a wide perimeter that includes the entire shopping district …
— Erika Aguilar (@erikaaaguilar) February 11, 2013
Previous sightings have proven to be false alarms.
Dorner, a Navy-trained marksman, has allegedly killed three people in a revenge spree motivated by his dismissal from the LAPD in 2008 after he accused a superior of kicking a demented suspect. Last weekend, he allegedly killed the daughter of a former captain, and her fiance, then implicated himself with a rambling manifesto he posted to Facebook. The manifesto named several additional targets with connections to the department and warned that he was armed to the teeth and ready for a war.
Then, as a manhunt mobilized, he allegedly shot a cop who was guarding one of his targets, then randomly ambushed two cops who were not involved in the manhunt — killing one and wounding the other.
Late last week cops found his burned-out pickup truck in Big Bear, California, and tracked him in the snow wilderness. But they admitted they don’t know where he really is.