Coverage of a series of shooting deaths involving a fired LAPD officer's revenge plot

Report of Manhunt Suspect in San Diego a Hoax: Deputies

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    Deputies and CHP officers lined the roads near Barona Casino overnight.

    Law enforcement surrounded a home in Lakeside after a tip that homicide suspect and former Los Angeles police officer Chris Dorner was inside. Hours later, that tip was determined to be a hoax.

    A call was made to the San Diego Sheriff’s Department around 11:20 p.m. Thursday reporting that Dorner was at a home in the area near Wildcat Canyon Road and Ketuul Uunyaa Way. The area is near the Barona Casino in San Diego’s East County.

    Search for Dorner Continues in Big Bear

    [LA] Search for Dorner Continues in Big Bear
    San Bernardino County Sheriff's say they will continue their search for Christopher Dorner in Big Bear Thursday night. Authorities confirm the burned out vehicle found in Big Bear is Dorner's truck. Sheriff John McMahon said they found tracks around the car, but they did not lead to the suspect, wanted in connection with a deadly shooting spree targeting law enforcement and their families. Whit Johnson reports from Big Bear for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Feb. 7, 2013. (Published Friday, Feb 8, 2013)

    Deputies took the phone call very seriously. Just before 2 a.m., deputies issued a Sig Alert and closed Wildcat Canyon Road between the casino and San Vicente Road.

    By 4 a.m., deputies had made contact with someone who had left the home and determined the call had been a hoax.

    Family at Center of Dorner's Manifesto Urges Surrender

    [LA] Family at Center of Dorner's Manifesto Urges Surrender
    Richard Gettler recalled his interaction with Christopher Dorner, a former LAPD officer who is wanted for multiple shootings. Gettler said Dorner unnecessarily pursued an alleged beating by another officer against Gettler's son Christopher. Patrick Healy reports from San Pedro for the NBC4 News at 5 and 6 p.m. on Feb. 7, 2013. (Published Friday, Feb 8, 2013)

    Even so, deputies cleared the home as a precaution.

    Investigators have a pretty good idea who made the call and will seek criminal charges, Lt. Jason Rothlein said.

    Named in Dorner's Manifesto, LAPD Hollywood Division on Alert

    [LA] Named in Dorner's Manifesto, LAPD Hollywood Division on Alert
    The LAPD Hollywood Division, where former Officer Christopher Dorner worked, was on high alert Thursday. The former officer said he witnessed racism at the division headquarters, which was surrounded by stepped-up patrols after being mentioned in Dorner's chilling manifesto. Angie Crouch reports from Hollywood for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Feb. 7, 2013. (Published Friday, Feb 8, 2013)

    All roads have now been reopened.

    Police searched the snowy mountains in Big Bear overnight after discovering Dorner's torched pickup.

    Court Docs Reveal Clues Into Dorner's Past

    [LA] Court Documents Reveal Clues Into Dorner's Past
    In 2009, ex-LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner sued the the department to get his job back, but failed. Some experts think it was that failure to get reinstated that sent Dorner over the edge. Court records from his lawsuit with the LAPD reveal more about his mindset. Joel Grover reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Feb. 7, 2013. (Published Friday, Feb 8, 2013)

    Dorner is suspected of killing three people and wounding two as part of revenge killings outlined in an online manifesto that lists police officers and their families as targets.