A million dollar reward is now being offered to try to find Christopher Dorner, the former LAPD officer accused of killing three people, and wounding two others in Southern California last week.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced the award, even as the LAPD declared a tactical alert in the city. With officers still search for the 33 year old man, and the extra security needed for the Grammy Awards last night, department officials were concerned about being stretched too thin.
Meanwhile, search efforts in the Big Bear area, where Dorner’s burned out truck was discovered, were scaled down over the weekend.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck says the reward is the largest ever offered in local history, but that it’s important Dorner be stopped, calling his actions acts of domestic terrorism.
Investigators say Dorner’s victims include a former Ventura County couple murdered in Irvine, and a Riverside police officer who was shot to death.