Suspect Believed To Be Renegade Ex-Cop Christopher Dorner Barricaded In Hotel Room In San Diego [UPDATED]
Photo of the Gray Nissan Titan truck Christopher Dorner is believed to be driving. The new plate is 8D83987 or similar. (Courtesy of the Irvine Police Department)
matching the description of Christopher Dorner, a fired LAPD cop believed to be on a shooting rampage targeting law enforcement, is barricaded in a hotel room in Point Loma, San Diego police said.
The barricade situation was initially reported by KTLA. NBC San Diego reported that officers had responded to a hotel in Point Loma at North Harbor Drive and Spanish Landing Park.
Dorner, 33, was last seen in Riverside, where he was involved in a shootout with police at around 1:22 am. That shootout left one officer dead and another wounded. He has also been connected to the fatal shooting of a basketball coach at Cal State Fullerton and her fiancé.
Irvine police have released a photo of the vehicle that Dorner is believed to be driving. It is a Gray Nissan Titan with a ski rack, bed cover, aftermarket wheels (possibly black/chrome) and the license plate 8D83987 (or something similar).
Dorner is 33 years old, black, 6 feet tall, 270 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He is considered armed and extremely dangerous, and police are asking the public to call 9-1-1 if they see him.
UPDATE 11: The US Marshals have left the scene of the hotel in San Diego. NBC San Diego has a photo of the man mistaken for Dorner:
Man who police thought was suspect was here on business. Said he was bombarded, put his hands in the air "quickly" twitter.com/LaurenSteussy/…— Lauren Steussy (@LaurenSteussy) February 7, 2013
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