Christopher Dorner manhunt: A $1 million reward and possible sighting (+video)
Christopher Dorner remains at large, but a $1 million reward has been posted for info leading to Dorner's arrest. Dorner, an ex-L.A. cop, is wanted for killing three people and is believed to be planning to kill more.
A $1 million reward for a fugitive ex-police officer wanted in the slayings of three people took authorities to a San Fernando Valley home improvement store but so far prompted no credible leads in the search for Christopher Dorner.
The manhunt for him, coupled with the need for added security at Sunday's Grammy Awards, left the ranks of the Los Angeles Police Department stretched thin. A tactical alert began Sunday afternoon and remained in effect Monday for all city officers, which means they're staying on duty beyond their shifts.
Besides responding to the usual calls for service, police have been protecting dozens of families in the area considered targets based on Dorner's Facebook rant against those he held responsible for ending his career with the LAPD five years ago.
Among those Dorner, 33, is suspected of killing is a Riverside police officer, and on the fourth day of the manhunt, authorities put up a $1 million reward for information leading to his capture.
"Our dedication to catch this killer remains steadfast. Our confidence remains unshaken," Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said at a news conference alongside police chiefs and mayors from Irvine and Riverside. "We will not tolerate this reign of terror."
Several tips came in within a few hours after the award announcement, including a reported Dorner sighting that had police surrounding and evacuating a Lowe's Home Improvement store in LA's San Fernando Valley, police spokesman Gus Villanueva said. A search of the store yielded no evidence that Dorner was there or had been there.
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