US police manhunt: in photos

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Wanted man: Christopher Dorner

A manhunt is under way for former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner, seen here in this photo. He is wanted in connection with the fatal shootings of Monica Quan, 28, and Keith Lawrence, 27, who were found in their car in Irvine, California on Sunday 3 February 2013. He is also thought to have shot at police, killing one officer, in what has become a highly dangerous manhunt as this gallery will show.

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Shooting victim Monica Quan

Pictured is shooting victim Monica Quan, 28 whose father, an ex-police captain, represented Dorner at disciplinary hearings that resulted in his dismissal. On Wednesday 6 February, police announced he was a suspect in the shooting. That evening a man matching his description unsuccessfully tried to steal a boat from a San Diego marina. An 81-year-old man was tied up, but unhurt.


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The scene where a police officer was shot at

Los Angeles police department (LAPD) investigators can be seen working at the scene of a shooting. The ex-police officer, 33, is said to have implicated himself in a 14-page "manifesto" that threatened several people, including LAPD staff. Around 1.30am on Thursday 7 February, two LAPD officers protecting a person named in the manifesto chased a vehicle they believed to be Dorner's. One officer was injured in a shootout.

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Sheriff deputies out in force

Riverside County Sheriff Deputies form a perimeter near the intersection of Magnolia and Arlington Avenues where two police officers were shot and one was killed around 2am on Thursday. Dorner's police identification is later found by a bus driver near San Diego's airport.

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A bullet ridden car

Pictured here is a police detective as he investigates a shooting scene involving a black Honda pickup truck in Torrance, California on Thursday. Police opened fire on the vehicle in a case of mistaken identity while searching for Dorner. Two women were wounded. Shortly afterwards, Torrance police shot at a second truck they mistook for Dorner's. Nobody was hurt.


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Dorner's burnt-out truck

A burned-out pickup truck belonging to Dorner is towed after it was discovered near Bear Mountain ski area at Big Bear Lake about 80 miles east of Los Angeles. Police announced they were conducting a door-to-door search for him, with 125 law enforcement officers involved in the hunt.

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Agents search a home

FBI agents gather outside a Las Vegas home owned by Dorner while collecting evidence. They leave with boxes of items from the two-storey house, but decline to discuss what has been found.

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The armed manhunt

Here a police officer can be seen as the manhunt for Christopher Dorner continued. It also emerged that law enforcement officials were inspecting a package that CNN presenter Anderson Cooper received from Dorner on February 1. It contained a note on it that read, in part, "I never lied". A coin typically given out as a souvenir by the police chief was also in the package, and riddled with bullet holes, along with a DVD.