Christopher Dorner, the fugitive ex-cop suspected of shooting five people, is still on the lam and may have fled to Mexico, authorities said Tuesday.
Details emerged Tuesday regarding the criminal complaint filed in federal court Feb. 7 that indicate U.S. Marshals have "probable cause" to believe Dorner has "moved and traveled in interstate and foreign commerce from California to Mexico with the intent to avoid prosecution," USA Today reports.
The complaint notes that a San Diego police detective found Dorner's personal belongings, including a wallet and identification cards, near the San Ysidro Port of Entry on the Mexican border.
According to the complaint, that same officer, Detective Rovert Anschick, interviewed a boat captain, identified as "C.C." in San Diego who claimed a man matching Dorner's description had subdued him at 3:00 a.m. on Feb. 7 and attempted to steal his boat. C.C. said the man told him he could recover his boat in Mexico, where he was taking it. When rope tangled the propeller, botching the escape attempt, the suspect fled, according to the complaint.
That story fits with surveillance footage obtained by TMZ, which shows a man fitting Dorner's description purchasing scuba equipment before the alleged killing spree began.
TMZ claims a law enforcement source who looked at the footage from a sporting goods store in Torrance, California, confirmed the man was indeed Dorner. The footage is from Friday Feb. 1, two days before the killings of Monica Quan and Keith Lawrence, the daughter and future son-in-law of the Los Angeles police captain who represented Dorner in disciplinary hearings.
The following day, Dorner allegedly posted an 18-page manifesto promising "unconventional and asymmetrical warfare" against the LAPD, his former employer, and naming dozens of potential targets. By Wednesday, Feb. 6 Dorner was the prime suspect in the shootings of three police officers, one of whom was killed.
The LAPD and federal authorities initiated a manhunt for Dorner in California and Nevada, which led to the mountain resort town of Big Bear, where his truck was found burned. The criminal complaint connects the truck to property nearby owned by the family of an associate of Dorner's, identified only as "J.Y.," who may have assisted him in escaping.
Authorities followed footprints in the snow near the truck, conducted door-to-door searches of the town, and scoured the area with helicopters, but found no sign of Dorner, who is still at large.
Citizens have offered up more than 1,000 tips since authorities announced a $1 million reward for information leading to Dorner's capture, the San Bernardino Sun reports.
"Some are credible, and all of them will be looked at," LAPD Lt. Andy Neiman told the paper.