FBI: No Weapons in Search of Fired LAPD Officers Las Vegas Home
FBI agents say items found in the home might help in the search for Christopher Dorner, wanted for three shooting deaths
John Cádiz Klemack
Murder suspect Christopher Dorner was a part time Las Vegas resident. Federal agents searched his Vegas home and found no weapons but seemed particularly interested in the clutter inside his garage. Neighbors were on heightened alert as the manhunt continued Friday. John Cádiz Klemack reports from Las Vegas for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Feb. 8, 2013.
No weapons were found during a search of the Las Vegas home owned by a former Los Angeles Police Department officer who outlined plans for revenge killings after the department fired him in 2008.
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Christopher Dorner, 33, is accused in the Feb. 3 killing an Irvine couple -- one victim is the daughter of an ex-LAPD captain -- and Thursday's slaying of a Riverside officer. The shooting deaths prompted a search involving a large portion of Southern California, including Riverside, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties and San Diego.
The Las Vegas search involved SWAT units and FBI agents at Dorner's two-story home about nine miles southwest of the Strip. Authorities said no guns -- Dorner is believed to have an arsenal that includes a semi-automatic rifle -- were found during the search, but FBI Agent Patrick Turner said items were found that will help investigators.
Authorities did not provide details regarding the items.
The Las Vegas search began as San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputies and other law enforcement agents about 200 miles to the west looked for leads among the burned wreckage of Dorner's 2005 Nissan Titan. The truck was discovered Thursday morning south of Big Bear Lake.
Tracks in the snow led away from the pickup, but disappeared once they neared frozen ground, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. Authorities declined to provide details regarding items found in the pickup.