(UPDATE) Authorities in Los Angeles have offered a $1 million reward for information leading to the capture of a fired LA police officer sought in connection with a series of killings and threats against his former colleagues and their families.
The reward was announced even as investigators continued to comb the snowy mountains around Big Bear Lake, where Christopher Dorner's burned out truck was found on Feb. 7, and hundreds of officers patrolled the neighborhoods where people live who were threatened by Dorner in an online screed.
- As investigators began their fourth day of searching for fugitive ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner in the snowy mountains around Big Bear Lake, federal and state officials said Sunday they plan to offer a reward for his capture.
Dorner is wanted in the slayings of three people and the ambush-style shooting of two others, all part of a revenge-style rampage that began last Sunday, when he allegedly shot the daughter of a police union lawyer and her fiancé in an Irvine parking garage.
The FBI, U.S. Marshals Service and numerous local police agencies said they planned to announce details about the reward at a news conference Sunday afternoon.
A second reward, worth $100,000, could also be on the way, a spokesman for Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich said Sunday.
Tony Bell said that Antonovich and fellow supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas planned to ask colleagues on the Board of Supervisors to approve that reward for information leading to Dorner's capture at their meeting on Tuesday.
News of the reward came as the LAPD announced it would re-open its investigation into Dorner’s firing from the department in 2008.
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