Christopher Dorner: Dangerous Combination of Skills and Weapons


"These officers apparently were taken by complete surprise. They didn't know they were being shot at until they were shot."

Dorner is also wanted in the killings of Monica Quan and her fiance, Keith Lawrence, who were found shot to death in their car Sunday night, according to Irvine, Calif. police chief David L. Maggard. Quan is the daughter of a retired LAPD official, and Dorner allegedly threatened him and his family, among others, in his manifesto, according to police.

"Other people besides law enforcement officers have been taken out," Garrett said. "It's clear that he thinks everyone is fair game. This is a dangerous and treacherous guy who, for everyone's safety, he has got to be taken off the street."

Now the manhunt for Dorner is in overdrive, and one source tells ABC News that just about anyone with a badge in southern California is looking for him. Local law enforcement agencies have activated "Code Alex," which triggers local police agencies to take up pre-planned observation posts as part of a mutual aid plan.

U.S. Marshals have obtained a federal warrant for Dorner's arrest and Thursday the FBI executed a search warrant in Las Vegas at a property Dorner is believed to have owned in the past.

Brad Garrett sees a violent end to it all. When asked what he thought the chances were of Dorner surrendering to police, he said, "Below zero. Nothing about his personality indicates he would ever turn himself in. He will either be caught by surprise and taken, or caught in a shootout and go out in a blaze of glory."

Some officials hope that there will be a breakthrough in the next 24 to 48 hours given the surge in media coverage. His face is everywhere; his friends and associates are being run down. His resources are thought to be dwindling. He lost his car, he lost his wallet, and he can't use credit cards. As one law enforcement official put it, "His world is getting smaller every minute."

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