LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — The manhunt for former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner has turned international with a raid on a Tijuana motel.
Authorities moved in on a location where the triple murder suspect was believed to be hiding, but they came up empty.
While law enforcement sources scoured the mountains of Big Bear over the past five days, had the Dorner already fled the state of California?
That is how it reads in a criminal complaint filed in a federal court in Orange County by U.S. Marshal Craig McClusky.
The U.S. marshal also believes that, due to recent observations, a suspect matching Dorner’s description may have attempted to flee to Mexico, and he may have had an accomplice.
Authorities had been tracking the movements of “JY,” a known associate of Dorner.
Public records indicate a family member of JY owns a residential property in Arrowbear.
Christopher Dorner’s torched 2005 Nissan Titan pickup truck was found burning nearby.
But who is JY? In Dorner’s manifesto, uncovered last week, he wrote, “Jason Young, a great friend, entrepreneur, husband and father.”
“You showed me the importance of fatherhood and friendship. Love you bro,” Dorner says.
“I do not know where he is, and of course I am a target,” LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said.
He said that his department remains on high alert, and he admits that the manhunt for Christopher Dorner is taking a toll.
“It takes 1,000 police officers out of the equation, easily,” Beck said.
“But the public should remember, this isn’t just about us. This is a man who has demonstrated that he will kill civilians who are connected to law enforcement,” he added.