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Fugitive ex-L.A. cop charged with murder

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – A fugitive ex-Los Angeles police officer was charged Monday with murdering a Riverside officer in a potential death penalty case, but hundreds of tips triggered by a $1 million reward failed to end the manhunt.

Christopher Dorner was also charged with the attempted murder of another Riverside officer and two Los Angeles Police Department officers, Riverside County District Attorney Paul Zellerbach said.

The LAPD officers and the Riverside officers were fired on in two separate shootings Thursday after Dorner, 33, became the target of a manhunt following the killing in Irvine of a former LAPD captain’s daughter and her fiancé.

Authorities obtained a no-bail arrest warrant, which allows Dorner to be apprehended anywhere, Zellerbach said.

Meanwhile, U.S. border inspectors warned that the search for Dorner has created unusually heavy traffic backups at California border crossings into Mexico.

Baja California state police agents were given photographs of Dorner and warned to consider him armed and extremely dangerous.



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