The manhunt for ex-marine and LAPD cop, Christopher Dorner, may be over. Police are waiting for forensic confirmation on whether the remains of a victim trapped in a cabin fire are those of Dorner.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said the man who barricaded himself in a San Bernadino cabin is “almost certainly” Domer.
“We all are breathing a sigh of relief. We do believe it is the body of Christopher Dorner, but we don’t know for certain,” Villaraigosa told the CNN news network.
It’s reported that authorities had pumped tear gas into the cabin and called for the suspect to surrender, but to no avail. They then used a demolition vehicle to tear down the walls, before hearing a gunshot from inside. At that time the cabin burst into flames.
The hunt for Dorner started last Wednesday after he was identified as the prime suspect in the killings of a security officer and his fiancée, who was the daughter of a retired Los Angeles police captain.
Apparently, Dorner blamed the captain for his dismissal from the LAPD and vowed to seek revenge on the department. Dorner lost his job after the police board found he lied in accusing a training officer of using excessive force against a homeless man.
In total, Christopher Dorner claimed the lives of four people in this revenge driven spree.