The Riverside County District Attorney’s Office filed criminal charges against fugitive Christopher Jordan Dorner for the murder of one police officer and the attempted murder of three others.
Dorner, 33, has been charged with one count of murder with two special circumstance allegations of the murder of a peace officer and the discharge of a firearm from a vehicle.
He also has been charged with three counts of attempted murder of a peace officer.
The special circumstance allegations make Dorner eligible for the death penalty.
A no-bail warrant for Dorner’s arrest has also now been issued.
“Mr. Dorner has committed one of the most horrific crimes imaginable,” DA Zellerbach said. “When those who protect us every day then become the target for violence, we as a society must become the ‘eyes and ears’ in assisting law enforcement in apprehending this very violent person.”
Riverside Police Chief Sergio Diaz said, “We are confident that Dorner will be captured and that he will face judgment for his horrific and cowardly crimes. The District Attorney’s Office and the Riverside Police Department have been working side by side since the murder of Officer Michael Crain and we will continue to do so until this is resolved.”
Dorner is charged with the Feb. 7, 2013, murder of Riverside police Officer Michael Crain, an 11-year-veteran of the department.
Crain, a department training officer, was in a marked RPD patrol car with his trainee when Dorner fired a rifle from inside his vehicle, killing Crain and critically injuring the second officer.
That officer’s name is not being released at this time.
Dorner is also charged with shooting at two Los Angeles police officers in Corona prior to the murder of the Riverside police officer.
The two LAPD officers were in Corona to provide protection for someone Dorner has named in his so-called manifesto. One officer was grazed on the head and the second uninjured in that shooting.
There is now a $1 million reward being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Dorner.
Anyone who believes they see Dorner is asked to call 911 as he is to be considered armed and very dangerous.
Anyone with information about Dorner can call the task force tip line at 213-486-6860 or the Riverside police tip line at 951-353-7980.