BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are offering a $1 million reward for information leading to the arrest of Christopher Dorner, the former Los Angeles police officer suspected in three killings who is the subject of a manhunt in Southern California.
LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced the reward at a news conference at LAPD headquarters.
Some 80 miles to the east, SWAT teams continued to scour snow-covered mountains near where the 33-year-old fugitive’s charred pickup truck was discovered Thursday.
Authorities say Dorner has vowed revenge against several former LAPD colleagues whom he blames for ending his career.
Detectives are investigating a taunting phone call that may have been made by a fugitive ex-LAPD officer to the father of the woman they believe he killed in Southern California.
Two law enforcement officers who requested anonymity because of the ongoing investigation told The Associated Press they are trying to determine if the call days after the killing was made by Christopher Dorner or a man posing as him.
The caller allegedly told retired police Capt. Randal Quan that he should have done a better job protecting his daughter. Monica Quan and her fiance were shot dead last Sunday.
Randal Quan represented Dorner in the disciplinary proceedings that led to his firing.
Dorner wrote in his manifesto that he believed the retired captain had represented the interests of the department over his.