FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Compression Tactical Bra - Cheata Tactical
Patented technology is designed to provide the stability of 2-3 sports bras,...

Top News

Coroner's Report on Christopher Dorner Released, Suicide Confirmed

October 06, 2014  | 

Trapped and surrounded in a cabin in Big Bear, Calif., at the end of an exhaustive and violent manhunt, ex-Los Angeles Police Officer Christopher Dorner shot himself in the basement as the building burned above him, an autopsy report confirmed Friday.

Dorner was on the run for more than a week, during which he killed four people, including two on-duty law enforcement officers, and wounded several others.

The gist of the autopsy report -- issued roughly 18 months after the bloody manhunt ended in bullets, explosions and flames -- had already been widely reported, but it did offer some new details.

Dorner, 33, used a 9mm handgun to shoot himself once in the head on the afternoon of Feb. 12, 2013, as the wood cabin above him became engulfed in flames, the Los Angeles Times reports.

A Riverside County medical examiner had to use dental records and Dorner's dental retainer to confirm his identity because his body was so badly burned. Dorner's arms below the elbow and right foot had been burned off, the report stated.

According to the coroner’s investigative report, Dorner had $150 in cash, a folding knife, a lighter, his LAPD and military IDs and driver's license on him when he died. He also had a fake police badge and a business card with the names of two LAPD police captains who oversaw his Board of Rights hearing with their addresses and names of their wives written on it.


Comments (1)

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1

TheRookie @ 10/6/2014 11:22 PM

No loss in his ending.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Trump Administration Toughens Policy Against Sanctuary Cities
The Trump administration on Tuesday strengthened its crackdown on so-called sanctuary...
London Police to Carry Acid Attack Response Kits
Police officers in London are being issued 1,000 acid attack response kits after a rise in...
GA Officer, Jogger Critically Injured in Patrol Car Crash
Just before 7:30 a.m., a police officer swerved to avoid a vehicle turning in front of...
Warrant Says Woman "Slapped" Minneapolis Officers' Patrol Car Before Fatal Damond Shooting
Before Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor fatally shot Justine Damond, a woman had...
Former Ferguson Chief Writes Book About Michael Brown Shooting, Aftermath
The shooting’s aftermath thrust Jackson into the hot seat, making him the “primary focus...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine