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Tracking Christopher Dorner

Here are key events in the expansive search for Christopher Dorner, the fired Los Angeles police officer suspected of killing four people, including a police officer in Southern California and a deputy in San Bernardino County. He posted a manifesto on Facebook outlining plans to kill the families of those he says have wronged him. (Times are approximate, Pacific Standard Time.)

1. Irvine, Calif.

An assistant women's college basketball coach, Monica Quan, 28, and her fiance, Keith Lawrence, 27, are found shot to death in their car. Police learn later that Quan was the daughter of a retired Los Angeles police captain who represented Christopher Dorner in disciplinary hearings that resulted in his dismissal from the force. On Monday, Feb. 4, Some of Dorner's belongings, including police equipment, are found in a trash bin in suburban San Diego, linking him to the Irvine killings.

2. San Diego

At 10:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6, a man matching Dorner's description tries to steal a boat from a San Diego marina. An 81-year-old man on the vessel is tied up but otherwise unharmed. Also that day, police discover Dorner's manifesto online.

3. Corona

At 1:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 7, Los Angeles officers, protecting a person named in the manifesto, chase a vehicle they believe is Dorner's. One officer is grazed in the forehead by a bullet during a shootout, and the gunman flees.

4. Riverside

A short time later on Feb. 7, a shooter believed to be Dorner ambushes two Riverside police officers during a routine patrol. One officer is killed, and the other critically injured.

5. San Diego

At 2:20 a.m., Feb. 7, a shuttle bus driver turns in a wallet with an LAPD badge and a picture ID of Dorner to San Diego police. The wallet was found fewer than 5 miles from the boat, near San Diego International Airport.

6. Torrance

At 5 a.m., Feb. 7, LAPD officers guarding a manifesto target in the Los Angeles suburb of Torrance open fire on a truck they mistakenly believe to be Dorner's. A mother and daughter delivering the newspaper are injured. A short time later, Torrance police are involved in a second shooting involving a different truck they also mistake for Dorner's. Nobody is hurt.

7. San Bernardino Mountains

At 8:35 a.m., Feb. 7, police find a burned-out pickup truck near the Big Bear ski area. Six hours later, authorities identify it as Dorner's. On Friday, Feb. 8, dozens of searchers hunt for Dorner in the freezing, snowy San Bernardino Mountains after losing his footprints near the site where the truck was found. Authorities search Dorner's mother's house in La Palma and collect 10 bags of evidence and also take five electronic items for examination. Police also search a storage locker in Buena Park. On Saturday, Feb. 9, helicopters equipped with heat-seeking technology resume search for Dorner in the mountains near Big Bear. Authorities reveal that weapons and camping gear were found in Dorner's burned truck.

8. Big Bear

At 12:20 p.m., Tuesday, police are summoned after a man resembling Dorner steals a vehicle in the San Bernardino Mountains. The vehicle is quickly located on Highway 38. The suspect abandons the vehicle, runs into the forest and barricades himself inside a cabin. Gunfire is exchanged; one San Bernardino County deputy is killed, and another officer is wounded. The suspect barricades himself in the cabin, which bursts into flame.

Associated Press

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