Local News

Dorner Possibly Caught on Video Buying Scuba Gear

TORRANCE, Calif. (KTLA) — New video of Christopher Dorner has surfaced, captured by a store security camera just two days before his alleged murder spree began.

The video, acquired by TMZ  sources, shows Dorner buying scuba gear at a Sports Chalet on Hawthorne Boulevard in Torrance on Feb. 1.

Two days later, Monica Quan and her fiance, Keith Lawrence, were gunned down in the parking garage of their Irvine condominium complex.

The video shows Dorner carrying in two small, yellow scuba tanks that, according to TMZ, Dorner had refilled with oxygen at the store.

The video then shows Dorner walking to the counter with the two yellow tanks, as well as another large, black scuba tank.

Dorner — who was a member of a Naval undersea warfare unit — pays cash for the items and then leaves.

KTLA has also learned that, after Dorner allegedly committed the Irvine murders, he checked himself into a motel in Manhattan Beach.

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday is expected to move to add another $100,000 to the $1 million reward for Dorner’s capture and conviction.