Christopher Dorner Body Not Confirmed in Big Bear Shoot Out
The massive manhunt to capture fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner ended Tuesday with the alleged murderer and a sheriff’s deputy killed in California, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to KTLA.
The standoff with Dorner, a former member of the LAPD, reached a violent close near a rustic cabin in the Big Bear ski area east of Los Angeles. Since Feb. 3, he’s accused of a crime spree that left four people dead, including two officers, and several others wounded in shootings in L.A. and nearby San Bernadino County.
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UPDATE: 12:50 EST In a press release, San Bernardino Sheriff optimistic wounded deputy will recover, but will require additional surgery.
UPDATE: 11:50 EST According to Cindy Bachman’s, The cabin where Dorner was holed up was described as a rental and no one was in there besides suspect.
UPDATE: 11:25 EST Los Angeles police are now contradicting media reports that a body was found in the cabin.
UPDATE: 11:17 EST Press conference in brief: Too hot to go in cabin, no word on body, security details continue for families.
UPDATE: The LA Times is reporting that one San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputy has died from injuries suffered during the shootout with suspect Chris Dorner. A press conference from Loma Linda hospital, where emergency response officials transported the deputy, will be streamed live below.
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UPDATE: 7:48 EST One gunshot heard from inside of the cabin where law enforcement believe Chris Dorner to be. Deputies on the scene are speculating that it was a self-inflicted gunshot.
Ammo in the cabin is exploding from the fire. If someone was in there alive, he would have come out, according to authorities. Footprints leading away from the cabin is leading to some speculation that he may have escaped.
UPDATE: 7:29 P.M EST Tear gas was thrown into the cabin where Chris Dorner is believed to be surrounded. It is now in flames. Police are standing by guns drawn.
It has now been confirmed that one of the San Bernardino sheriff’s deputies has died from injuries sustained in a gun battle with Christopher Dorner.
UPDATE 7:05 P.M. According to reports, one of the deputies shot by Christopher Dorner has died at Loma Linda University Medical Center.
UPDATE: 6:14 P.M. EST In an official press conference, LAPD ask that media cameras back away from the area as to not give Dorner a tactical advantage over the SWAT team if he is watching television.
LAPD to Dorner, “It’s time to turn yourself in; it’s time to end the bloodshed.”
A crowd is gathering with signs that read: “Don’t Kill Dorner.”
Dorner still has not been captured. All cars leaving Big Bear are being searched by law enforcement.
UPDATE: 6:04 P.M. EST Two officers allegedly shot by Chris Dorner during Big Bear shoot-out are being air-lifted to the hospital. Dorner still has not been captured.
UPDATE: 5:11 P.M. EST Reports are that Dorner is currently surrounded in a cabin in the Angelus Oaks area of the San Bernardino National Forest.
UPDATE: 4:45 P.M. EST Dorner was in the white, Dodge pick-up truck, when deputies tried to make a stop. Dorner refused to stop, a gun battle ensued and he fled on foot. A second gun battle followed and it currently appears to be a stand-off. It is confirmed that two deputies are shot and they are trying to pull them to safety to get them treatment.
UPDATE: Chris Dorner is not in custody; he is engaged in shoot-out with police officers and reports are that two officers are down. He is suspected to have at least 30 weapons.