The mother of slain New York City police officer Christopher Dorner said on Friday she was stunned to learn her son had been killed by the department.
Katherine Dorner told the New York Post that she was devastated by her son’s death, but also proud to be his mother and “just want to show him that I love him.”
“He just wanted to be an NYPD officer,” she said.
“I just wanted him to be the best that he could be.”
Dorner was found dead in his cell Thursday after authorities said he fired a gun at a police officer, striking him in the head.
The officer, Officer Wenjian Liu, was seriously injured and remains in critical condition.
Dorcher’s family has long maintained that he was killed by a rogue police officer and his death was an attempt to silence him.
The New York Police Department did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment on the Dorner family’s claims.
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, who is in charge of the department, said Friday that he has been briefed on the shooting and is investigating.
Bratton also confirmed that Dorner was in a drug investigation at the time of the shooting, and that he would be charged with a felony.
He said Dorner had been cooperating with authorities.
“He was cooperating with the department and we would not have gone to the same lengths to have a drug case,” he said.DORNER WAS INVOLVED IN CRIMINAL CHARGES, INCLUDING FOR HIS TROOPS INVESTIGATIONThe Associated Press reported that the police officer was killed after a shootout at a cabin in an isolated mountain community, and he was part of a drug task force.
Authorities say the manhunt began after Dorner’s ex-wife, Carla Dorner, called police to say he was leaving her apartment and was carrying two guns.
She called the cops because he had gone to her apartment in North Hollywood and she feared he was going to kill her and their three children, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Dorisons home was burglarized and a rifle was recovered, authorities said.
He also had a cache of guns, including handguns, ammunition, and ammunition for knives, and multiple rifles, according in the report.
The Los Angeles Police Department said on Thursday that Dorners arrest came after an undercover narcotics investigation, and officers were trying to track him down in a nearby town.
Britton, who was sworn in as chief on Thursday, said that officers were called to a cabin on the north side of the mountain where they found Dorner and another man, who had a loaded handgun.
“The individual was on top of the cabin,” Britton said.
Police say they found a loaded gun in Dorners apartment, which is on the property of the North Hollywood police department.
Brittany Dorner also told the Associated Press that her husband told her that his ex-husband was the gunman and that she feared for her children.
She said that she told police that Dorans ex-boyfriend had told him to “kill cops,” and that the couple had been involved in a domestic dispute.
Dorcers ex-girlfriend, Tricia Dorner-Dorris, told police Dorner threatened to kill police and that they had been in a fight at her apartment, according, the Associated Post reported.
“I just told him that if he was ever ever going to hurt anybody again, I was going home with him,” she told the AP.
“We had a fight, but I just told my husband that he wasn’t going to do anything to hurt anyone anymore.”
DorcERS FAMILY SAYS HE WAS CONVICTED FOR CRIMES AND WAS INVESTED IN A CRIMSON RACEThe family of slain former New York police officer Chris Dorner released a statement Friday saying that he had been convicted of criminal charges and was “involved in a criminal race and crime conspiracy.”
“Mr. Dorner has been convicted by the courts and convicted of multiple felonies including murder and assault,” the statement read.
“Mr Dorner is the only suspect in this case.
He is currently incarcerated at the Los Feliz Prison in California, where he is currently awaiting trial for these crimes.”DORRING FAMILY DEMANDS THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO RELEASE THE POLICE OFFICER’S DIALS The family of Christopher Dorrner, the slain New Yorker who was accused of killing a police cop, has demanded the justice department release the officer’s dashcam video and audio recordings.
The Dorrners family released a video Friday in which Dorner’ s mother, Katherine Dorner , said that the video was taken on a phone that Dorr had bought from the store and that Dorrys ex-partner, Christopher Dorris, is in jail awaiting