A timeline of key events in the manhunt for ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner.
Fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner is likely dead after a manhunt that dragged on for nearly two weeks and led authorities in Los Angeles as far south as Mexico. Here's a timeline of the case.
2001: A Southern California native, Dorner graduates from Southern Utah University and joins the Navy. He trained in river-warfare units and was rated as a rifle marksman and pistol expert, according to Pentagon records.
2005: Dorner starts his career with the Los Angeles Police Department, enrolling in the department's police academy in February 2005.
2006-07: The Navy recalls Dorner to active duty, and he serves a stint in Iraq guarding oil platforms.
2007-2011: Dorner returns to the LAPD from Iraq. He claims he was wrongly relieved of his duties in 2008 after reporting another officer for using excessive force. He takes his case to court, but loses his appeal in October 2011.
Feb. 1: Dorner is honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy Reserve as a lieutenant, according to Pentagon records.
Feb. 3: Monica Quan and her fiance, Keith Lawrence are killed in Irvine, Calif., while sitting in a vehicle at a parking structure. Quan was the daughter of former LAPD officer Randal Quan, who Dorner claimed in a letter bungled his LAPD termination appeal.
Evening of Feb. 6: Authorities name Dorner a suspect in the Irvine killings, saying he issued a "multipage manifesto" allegedly implicating himself in the slayings and complaining of his treatment in the LAPD. Police assign officers to protect people connected to the threats.
8:30 p.m. Feb. 6: Authorities believe Dorner tries to steal a boat from someone in San Diego, but is unsuccessful and flees the area. A wallet is found containing his identification and an LAPD detective's badge.
Shortly after 1 a.m. Feb. 7: Police say Dorner opens fire on police officers in Corona assigned to protect someone connected to his threats. One officer is grazed in the head, but the wound is not life-threatening.
1:35 a.m. Feb. 7: Two police officers in Riverside are shot in an ambush at an intersection. One dies, and Dorner is named a suspect. A good Samaritan picks up a police radio and reports the shooting on behalf of the wounded officers.
5:15 a.m. Feb. 7: While searching for Dorner, police mistakenly shoot two people delivering newspapers in Torrance. Police say they were driving a vehicle that looked like Dorner's. Both are expected to survive.
Morning of Feb. 7: A police source releases details of Dorner's manifesto to CNN. In it, he threatens to use his Navy training to harm officers involved in his case and their families. "I will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in LAPD uniform whether on or off duty," Dorner allegedly writes.
2:30 p.m. Feb. 7: Investigators find Dorner's truck abandoned and burning on a forest road near Big Bear Lake, about 100 miles east of Los Angeles. Teams began searching the area for Dorner.
Feb. 10: Authorities announce a $1 million reward for information leading to Dorner's arrest.
12:40 p.m. Feb. 12: State Fish and Wildlife wardens are involved in a shootout with the suspect. Two San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies are wounded in a second exchange of gunfire. One later dies.
4:30 p.m. Police surround the cabin where the man believed to be Dorner is holed up. Gunfire erupts before a blaze engulfs the structure. Law enforcement officers wait for the fire to burn out.
6:30 p.m. Feb. 12: Police find a charred body in the rubble of the burned cabin. Three days later, the remains are positively identified as Dorner.
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