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Video: Fugitive Ex-Cop Christopher Dorner Seen Shopping for Scuba Gear

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Is fugitive ex-cop and current triple murder suspect Christopher Dorner by the sea and not in the mountains? A water getaway may have been the former Los Angeles Police Department officer turned alleged revenge killer's plan, as video that's surfaced of Dorner shopping for scuba gear at a SoCal sporting goods store two days before his first suspected killing supports.

Dorner was caught on surveillance tape shopping at Sports Chalet in Torrance on February 1. "The video shows Dorner carrying in 2 small, yellow scuba tanks as he walks into the scuba section," explains TMZ, who obtained the video, adding: "Sources tell us ... Dorner got the tanks refilled with oxygen."

In the video Dorner, a onetime "member of a Naval undersea warfare unit," is also seen purchasing the tanks at the counter and engaging in what appears to be friendly banter with the cashier.

Dorner paid cash for the items, and left.

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48 hours later, the bodies of Monica Quan and Keith Lawrence were found fatally shot in their parked car in Irvine. The couple is believed to have been Dorner's first killings, and Quan targeted because of her father Randy's past role in the LAPD process that led to Dorner's termination.

On February 6, Dorner attempted to steal a boat in the San Diego area, and "after subduing the captain, said he was taking the vessel to Mexico, according to an affidavit filed with a criminal complaint in federal court in Los Angeles," reports L.A. Now. But, as we know, the plan didn't come to fruition:

"The attempt failed when the bow line of the boat became caught in the boat's propeller, and the suspect fled," according to the affidavit by inspector U.S. Marshal Craig McClusky.

The scuba gear may have played a part in that ultimately- thwarted plan.

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