Sheriff: Dorner Case Is Over In San Bernardino County
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — San Bernardino sheriff's officials say a fugitive former cop apparently killed himself with a single gunshot wound to the head.
Sheriff John McMahon says Christopher Dorner hid a condo across the street from a police command post after entering through an unlocked door. Before he died, Dorner killed one sheriff's deputy and wounded another during a fierce shootout.
California lawmakers have honored the sheriff's deputy killed in a shootout with Dorner.
During legislative sessions Friday, two San Bernardino County lawmakers described 35-year-old Jeremiah MacKay as a hero who will be missed.
Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly of Twin Peaks, which is near the Big Bear Lake community where the Dorner manhunt was focused, described MacKay as a happy and courageous man who was "always there to help anybody." Republican Sen. Bill Emmerson of Redlands called the detective "a dedicated public servant."
MacKay grew up in Lake Arrowhead, which also is near Big Bear, and served in the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department for 15 years. He was hit several times during Tuesday's shootout.
MacKay leaves behind a wife, 7-year-old daughter and 4-month-old son.