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Report: $1 million reward for wanted ex-LA officer

A reward of $1 million has been posted for information leading to capture of fugitive ex-Los Angeles policeman Christopher Dorner suspected of three killings, Reuters is reporting.

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said the reward, raised in part from private donations and contributions from area businesses, marks the largest sum ever offered in Southern California in a law enforcement investigation.

Sheen releases video urging wanted officer to call him

Hollywood actor Charlie Sheen has released an online video urging a former US police officer - who is accused of killing three people - to call him.

Charlie Sheen
Actor Charlie Sheen has urged Christopher Dorner to call him. Credit: REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Christopher Dorner, 33, who is a former LA Police Department officer, is suspected of carrying out the attacks as reprisal for his 2008 dismissal from the force.

Dorner posted an online manifesto this week that described Sheen as "awesome."

In a video posted on celebrity website TMZ, Sheen said: "You mentioned me in your manifesto, so thank you for your kind words. I am urging you to call me. Let's figure out together how to end this thing."

Read: Charlie Sheen 'opens own bar' in Mexico.

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Snow hampers efforts to find ex-LAPD officer

More than 100 officers from various agencies are battling with the snowy conditions as they continue the search for a former Los Angeles police officer accused of killing three people because he felt he was unfairly dismissed from his job.

San Bernardino County Sheriff SWAT team members. Credit: REUTERS/Will Lester/POOL
Returning to the command post at Bear Mountain in Big Bear Lake. Credit: REUTERS/Will Lester/POOL
Heavy snow hampered the second day of a mountaintop manhunt. Credit: REUTERS/Will Lester/POOL

Former LAPD cop eludes manhunt

A fugitive former police officer wanted as a suspect in three murders has eluded a manhunt for a second day in the snow-swept mountains east of Los Angeles.

Search teams combed hillsides and homes around a ski area searching for Christopher Dorner.

The former Navy officer is presumed by police to be heavily armed and intent on carrying out a vendetta against those he blames for his 2008 dismissal from the LA Police Department.

ITV News Washington Correspondent Robert Moore reports:

Sheriff on hunt for ex-LAPD officer murder suspect

The sheriff of San Bernardino County, John McMahon gives an update on the manhunt for a former Los Angeles police officer suspected of killing three people.

The search for Christopher Dorner had three states and Mexico on alert before the focus shifted to the snowy mountains around Big Bear Lake, about 80 miles east of Los Angeles, where police found his burned-out truck.

Door-to-door searches in hunt for ex-LAPD officer

US authorities have confirmed that a door-to-door search is underway in Big Bear, southern California after a truck belong to an ex-LAPD police offer wanted in connection with several shootings was found abandoned.

Christopher Jordan Dorner, 33, is suspected in the shootings of three police officers, one fatally in Orange County.

Law enforcement officers in front the truck identified as belonging to ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner as it is towed
Law enforcement officers in front the truck identified as belonging to ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner as it is towed Credit: REUTERS/Gene Blevins

He is has also been named as a suspect in the deaths of the daughter of a former Los Angeles police captain and her fiancé whose bodies were found on Sunday.

Photographs of Christopher Dorner are displayed at a news briefing
Photographs of Christopher Dorner are displayed at a police news briefing Credit: Reuters

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Fugitive ex-LAPD officer murder suspect's truck found

San Bernardino County sheriff has said a fugitive Los Angeles police officer's truck has been found.

A state-wide manhunt was launched for 33-year-old Christopher Dorner after the shooting of three police officers today, in which one died.

Police have also named Mr Dorner as a suspect in the shooting deaths of the daughter of a former Los Angeles police captain and her fiance whose bodies were found on Sunday.

Manhunt launched for ex-LA officer in police killing

Authorities in California have launched a state-wide manhunt for a former Los Angeles police officer suspected of shooting three police officers this morning, killing one, Reuters is reporting.

Christopher Jordan Dorner, of La Palma, California. Credit: Reuters/Irvine Police Department/Handout

33-year-old Christopher Dorner had also been named as a suspect in the shooting deaths of the daughter of a former Los Angeles police captain and her fiance whose bodies were found on Sunday, police said in a statement.

The California Highway Patrol issued a "blue alert" to law enforcement throughout the state for Dorner. "The suspect is considered armed and extremely dangerous," the alert said, "The suspect was involved in multiple shootings with multiple agencies in the Riverside CHP area."

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