UPDATE: $1M Reward Offered for Dorner's Arrest

Los Angeles, Riverside and Irvine mayors announce the reward Sunday as the search continued for accused triple murderer Christopher Dorner.

A $1 million reward is now offered for information leading to the conviction of accused cop-killer Christopher Jordan Dorner, as 50 Los Angeles police officers and their families are being watched and guarded against attack by an ex-cop on a murderous campaign of revenge.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said the reward money is being put up by "business, unions, government, law enforcement and community groups."

The LA police chief called it "the largest award every offered locally. Some have asked why such a large reward.

"This is an act of domestic terrorism,'' Beck said. "This is a man who has targeted those that we entrust to protect the public.

"This is not about capturing a suspect, this is about preventing a future attack, maybe a murder," the chief said.

Police Sunday also revealed for the first time that Richard Crain, 34, was the Riverside police officer killed Thursday, apparently by Dorner. Riverside police Chief Sergio Diaz said his name had been been withheld until Sunday because of fears that Dorner might harm his surviving family, Diaz said.

Crain was a retired Marine. Details about survivors were not released.

LAPD chief Charlie Beck said search efforts today were still focussed on the snowy mountains of Big Bear, where Dorner apparently abandoned his pickup truck and set it afire Thursday.

LAPD resources were stretched Sunday, as the department not only searched for Dorner but grappled with logistics of providing security for 50 LAPD officers' homes and families.

At the news conference in Los Angeles, the Riverside chief said it was time to identify the slain officer publicly, with a funeral pending Wednesday.

"There are several news outlets that have had that information (the name) because they have figured it out on their own, we are very, very grateful to you that you have embargoed that,'' Diaz said.

"This individual has already shown and stated that the families of police officers are fair game.''

Dorner, nursing a grudge about his dismissal from the force, on Sunday apparently killed the daughter of a policeman and her fiancee in Irvine.

On Thursday, he apparently was involved in shootouts with Los Angeles police guarding an officer's home in Corona, where police were shot at but not hit.

Crain and his partner were ambushed by a gunman later that morning in Riverside. The partner was wounded, his name is still withheld.

The unprecedented reward kitty must still be approved by several agencies, including city councils and county boards of supervisors across Southern California.

Los Angeles County supervisors Mike Antonovich and Mark Ridley-Thomas agreed to make the request at the next Board of Supervisors meeting, on Tuesday, Antonovich's spokesman told City News Service.Police are putting together a $1 million reward for information leading to the arrest of accused cop-killer Christopher Jordan Dorner, it was reported Sunday.

Two Los Angeles County supervisors will ask their colleagues to approve a $100,000 reward, which may be a component of the $1 million offer, a spokesman said.

Supervisors Mike Antonovich and Mark Ridley-Thomas agreed to make the request at the next Board of Supervisors meeting, on Tuesday, Antonovich's spokesman told City News Service.

Dorner, a former Los Angeles policeman, is believed to have shot two Riverside police officers on Thursday, killing one of them. he is also suspected of slaying a former policeman's daughter, and her fiancee, last in Irvine.

Antonovich's spokesman, Tony Bell, said the county reward is independent of a reward offer in the works from Los Angeles, Irvine and Riverside police. 

Villaraigosa, Riverside Mayor Rusty Choi and Irvine Mayor Steven Choi planned the afternoon news conference at Los Angeles police headquarters to announce their reward.

Donors to the reward fund included police officers associations in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, Irvine, Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Staples Center's AEG contributed, as did the United Firefighters of Los Angeles, and the Association of Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputies.

Also contributing were the FBI, First Watch, and the city and county of Riverside, as well as six anonymous donors.

Tori barman February 11, 2013 at 03:21 AM
Sara C, Ah sure your just like every other foaming rabid psycho in this city with a foolproof plan you've forgotten you're facing the single finest fighting force ever assembled inside the city of Los Angeles and that you psycho is the LAPD.
JayB February 11, 2013 at 03:41 AM
@Tori Barman, LOL! You Wolfman, are an idiot
JayB February 11, 2013 at 03:43 AM
Nicely put Dave =D
JayB February 11, 2013 at 03:50 AM
I agree with you Hill. People are so quick to judge and trash talk the police. Despite the ill names they are called on a day to day basis, the police will still put their life on the line to save the person's pathetic life. If you don't like the police, then the next time your house gets broken into, your house gets shot up for NO REASON AT ALL, your neighbor gave you a dirty look or his dog is barking (LOL), DON'T call the police!
Jack Morgan February 11, 2013 at 04:20 AM
blah blah blah.
Jack Morgan February 11, 2013 at 04:22 AM
that is the truth George.
Tyler February 11, 2013 at 05:40 AM
Um no sorry not okay. One million dollars? I certainly hope that we aren't paying for that. The police are people in uniform. They are people like you and me. No special treatment sorry. They are making it a huge reward simply because of this and the guys newfound celebrity status. I hope they never find him.
Tyler February 11, 2013 at 05:44 AM
AMEN Wolfman. They wouldn't put up a huge reward like this if the guy was killing regular nobody's or innocent civilians. It's because it is the police department. Not a fan of favoritism at all.
not Carl Peterson lll February 11, 2013 at 06:02 AM
Tyler, once again .... You say amen to wanting deaths of innocent people. HE KILLED INNOCENT PEOPLE YOU FOOL!!! He killed a woman and her fiancé who do not work for the police, as if that even needs to be said. Read one headline in a newspaper before you make a complete fool out of yourself. What is wrong with you? Really!!! Another Obama gimmie mine generation.....
Malibu February 11, 2013 at 07:49 AM
by associating this argument with the term "Obama Generation" you have shown you have no more brain in your head than the ones you seek to insult. go read something...
not Carl Peterson lll February 11, 2013 at 08:02 AM
Hey Malibu You might be right. I might have jumped the shark with that part of my comment. It loses half the readers and then devalues the rest. I will rewrite it. TYLER...., When you write "I hope they never find him", are you just looking for attention, or are you that stupid? Otherwise you look like a prime example of the me first- at your cost mentality that has been blanketing the culture like a deadly virus
La vie en rose February 11, 2013 at 02:38 PM
Rambo on the run...
nonoise February 11, 2013 at 03:59 PM
The money was raised by a lot of police organizations and others. It is definately worth the money even if the taxpayers had to pay for it. People need to know they can not mess with police officers that are already in dangerous situations every day. The money will be well worth it. I bet someone will end up getting the reward money. But it's not going to happen for a long time. He is on the run and we don't know for how long. Usually someone is found when no one is looking.
Red Gomez February 11, 2013 at 04:58 PM
Now the bounty hunters are getting into the act. The hunter is fast becoming the hunted. And wrightly so he should be hunted down like the dog that he is. To all you who are critical and hero worshiping this scum bag, FU TOO.
Dive Turn Work February 11, 2013 at 05:17 PM
Hopefully he's killed himself and no longer poses a threat to anybody.
Jackson February 11, 2013 at 05:47 PM
the COWARD must DIE!!!!
Sean February 11, 2013 at 06:27 PM
I saw him at the grammy's last night, he was singing and performing his biggest hits... oh wait, that was Rubin Studdard an American Idol winner
george February 11, 2013 at 09:38 PM
Was going to get in my car and start searching, but I have no idea where to start.
Gayle M. Montgomery February 11, 2013 at 10:42 PM
Thanks for this, Sean. I was trying to think whom he most looked like. They said LL this morning, but I think Rubin is closer.
R Terry February 11, 2013 at 11:27 PM
Try back where he burned up his truck. First he tried to steal a boat in the San Diego area, but that failed. Then he ended up in the mountains in the other direction. Do you think he left a car there and planned to burn his truck? I doubt it. He could not have gotten out of the mountains with it. He left guns in the truck (why) plus it had a "rear end" problem. I think he just headed out on foot and holed up somewhere and likely shot himself. I would expect to find his body. I'm sure he was very uncomforable in a snow storm in such low temperatures and no shelter to speak of. He had nothing to look forward to but a shootout with police or spending 20 plus years in a small cell 23 hours a day, waiting to be executed. I think he took the easy way out.
Mrs. Montoya February 11, 2013 at 11:30 PM
This guy has no other outlet then to Kill himself! If he isnt already dead then YEs they need to catch him or more innocent people can and will be hurt. This isnt about the LAPD anymore when he decided to take the lives of innocent civilians that flew out the door. Granted the officer that passed had no sin other than to be on his path and may he RIP. Lets hope for the sake of keeping individuals alive his is dead. May god protect our LAPD officers and yes they have made mistakes but growing up in HLP they have done more good than bad.
jacksprat February 12, 2013 at 12:07 AM
I have more to fear from the police than Christopher...after all I drive a gray Nissan pickup truck
R Terry February 12, 2013 at 01:02 AM
You are safe now...Dorner burned his truck. However, it would have been "funny" to just attach a target onto the side of your drivers door...
Gayle M. Montgomery February 12, 2013 at 09:57 AM
I think he's dead, too, R. Terry. He had to know what his options were going to be. Unless he had a different vehicle squirreled up in the mountains or an accomplice, he wasn't getting anywhere soon, and the weather got incredibly cold at the time he burnt his truck. Tons of snow up there. Chances of survival are slim and none. I just hink h's going to wind up being like D B Cooper. May be dead, but body never found, and we'll never know for sure.
makayla Navarro February 12, 2013 at 05:42 PM
Romans 13:1-4 "Let every soul be in subjection to the superior authorities, for there is no authority except by God; the existing authorities stand placed in their relative positions by God. Therefore he who opposes the authority has taken a stand against the arragement of God; those who have taken a stand against it will receive judgment to themselves. For those ruling are an object of fear, not to the good deed, but to the bad. Do you, then, want to have no fear of the authority? Keep doing good, and you will have praise from it; for it is God's minister to you for your good. But if you are doing what is bad, be in fear: for it is not without purpose that it bears the sword; for it is God's minister, and avenger to express wrath upon the one practicing what is bad." Secular authorities "stand placed in their relative positions by God" in that they rule (or enforce regulations or codes of conduct) by God's permission. though imperfect, as christians we should respect "the arrangement of God" and accept such authorities.
Val Streit February 12, 2013 at 05:52 PM
All anyone can hope is that he doesn't take his rage out on anyone else. If he is still in Big Bear it is likely he is in bad shape due to the cold.
not Carl Peterson lll February 12, 2013 at 09:36 PM
Wolf man, two more shot!! Wolf man, it is a dream day for you huh?
not Carl Peterson lll February 12, 2013 at 09:44 PM
TWO MORE SHOT! For those of you who cheer him on, Why don't you go to the family's of the victims why you think this is a good thing? You foolish morons. Let's hear your cheering on this terrorist again. Are you happier today than yesterday? He also broke in someone's occupied house. This is where a citizen with a gun in their home, might end this.
Smitty911 February 15, 2013 at 04:19 AM
Not so fast there Makayla. You are assuming a righteous authorities. God gave us the Law to respect and follow not some corrupt Government organization. We used to have a Constitution in this country that was the highest form or law for us. We now have the Government running roughshod over it's citizens at will. Your job as a Christian and US Citizen should be to remove from office all those that don't follow the law in all aspect. In a nutshell don't re-elect anyone.
Allen C. Treen March 12, 2013 at 05:02 AM
A million dollars?! Uuhh... never mind.


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