Dorner Search Over, But Details Still Emerging
The aftermath is unfolding from the massive manhunt that ended with a cabin up in flames and ex-COP Christopher Dorner dead. Video by kmir6.comvideo
The search for alleged cop killer Christopher Dorner may be over, but there is much more information emerging.
San Diego fishermen now recount how Dorner tried to hitch a boat ride to Mexico.
"He was talking about a guy... About a problem with the cops, and he got fired with the cops, whatever. But I think he was talking about himself, now that I think about it,” said Jeremy Smith, a commercial fisherman.
Dorner never got on a boat, instead fleeing to the mountain community of Big Bear. That's where he eluded authorities for six days, hiding in a condo just 100 feet from the law enforcement command post.
Dorner made his last moves on February 12th. Police say he tied up the condo owners and took off with their car, then he stole a truck before a gun fight with fish and wildlife wardens. Moments later another gunfight ensued with San Bernardino Sheriffs deputies. Authorities say Dorner shot and killed detective Jerimiah McCay.
Police say Dorner barricaded himself in the Angelus Oaks cabin. Police used tear gas against Dorner, possibly starting the fire that engulfed the cabin. But, it was a single gun shot wound to the head that investigators say killed Dorner.
"This week has been one of the most difficult times throughout my law enforcement career. This department has lost a family member, Detective Jerimiah Mccay,” said San Bernardino Sheriff John McMahon.
Even after the deaths, about two dozen protesters in Los Angeles held signs in support of Dorner.
A candle light vigil for the San Bernardino Sheriff detective Jeremiah McCay is set for Tuesday night at 6pm at the Yucaipa City Hall.
-Jessica Flores, KMIR6 News.