|Irvine Police Department Press Release|
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF POLICE
Public Information Office
1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||PRESS RELEASE #5/7/2013|
|Subject :||Decision Made for Distribution of Reward|
|Contact :||Julia Engen, Lieutenant 949-724-7112|
On April 5,2013, the City of Irvine agreed to participate in a process by which a panel of three former judges would determine the distribution of the reward set forth for information leading to the capture of murder suspect, Christopher Dorner. Irvine’s $100,000 contribution toward the reward was deposited with agreement it would be distributed as determined by the panel.
This afternoon, the Los Angeles Police Department released the following findings of the panel:
80% will be awarded to Mr. and Mrs. James and Karen Reynolds, who confronted Dorner inside their cabin in Big Bear Lake and were tied up by Dorner at gunpoint. After Dorner stole their vehicle, the couple was able to escape their restraints and report the vehicle description to law enforcement leading to the standoff and conclusion of the manhunt when Dorner took his own life.
15% will be awarded to Mr. Daniel McGowan of Big Bear Lake who reported Dorner’s vehicle on fire focusing law enforcement on the Big Bear Lake area.
5% will be awarded to Mr. R. Lee McDaniel. McDaniel spotted Dorner on February 7, in the parking lot of an AM/PM in Corona leading to two shootouts between Dorner and law enforcement officers.
A details and the report can be found at: http://www.lapdonline.org/home/content_basic_view/53495
“We acknowledge the decision of the panel and the judges’ wisdom,” said Irvine Mayor Steven Choi. “We appreciate all of those who came forward during this manhunt. And, personally, I will always remember the first two victims, our youthful and wonderful Irvine residents, Keith Lawrence and his fiancée, Monica Quan. Theirs were lives not lived.”
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