Ex-cop Christopher Dorner believed dead after standoff with officers
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Ex-cop Christopher Dorner believed dead after standoff with officers

Los Angeles : CA : USA | Feb 12, 2013 at 4:04 PM PST
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Christopher Dorner standoff

UPDATE: 2-12-13 7:18 p.m. PST

Multiple news sources are reporting that a dead body believed to be Christopher Dorner has been found in the burnt-out cabin he is suspecting to have escaped into after vehicle chase.

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UPDATE 2-12-13 6:12 p.m. PST

News sources report the cabin is almost burnt to the ground. When the fire is no longer present, the search for Dorner will focus in the basement of the burned cabin. Some news agencies are suggesting the single shot heard right after the fire started could have been Dorner commiting suicide.

The injured sheriff who was taken to the hospital is expected to recover.

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UPDATE: 2-12-13 5:10pm PST

CNN is reporting the cabin where they suspect Dorner is located is on fire, and they can hear and see exploding ammunition inside. Sheriff's Dept reports one sheriff has been killed and one injured, and the officer has been taken to a hospital.

The Sheriff's Department cannot confirm Dorner is inside and say they are preparing "for a long night." Because they do not know what kind of explosive devices might still be inside the cabin, they are proceeding cautiously.

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Tuesday afternoon the fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner was spotted by a California Department of Fish and Wildlife officer. The officer began a car chase with Dorner, who was in a white pickup truck and the officer in official vehicle.

Dorner broke into a cabin in Big Bear, taking a couple inside the home hostage before he left and was spotted today, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The report states further that two San Bernardino sheriff's deputies have been injured in the confrontation and the extent of their injuries was unknown.

Dorner crashed the truck and exchanged gunfire with the officers as he fled into a vacation cabin, where he was quickly surrounded by San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies, the source said.

The source said one deputy was wounded as Dorner fired out of the cabin and a second was injured when Dorner exited the back of the cabin, deployed a smoke grenade and opened fire again in an apparent attempt to flee. Dorner was driven back inside the cabin, the source said.

The cabin is on property with six smaller cabins, and the owner, an 84-year-old woman, did not know her property was where Dorner had taken refuge until she saw her cabins on TV with the police surrounding them.

The most wanted person in America was formally charged Monday with murdering a Riverside, Calif., cop in a drive-by ambush that could earn him the death penalty, authorities said.

Fox News says a news reporter from CBS2/KCAL9, correspondent Carter Evans, was reporting on the breaking news by cell phone when gunfire broke out. As Evans froze, a voice could be heard in the background telling him to "get out of here."

"We got authorities yelling at us to get out of here, but we don’t know where to go, frankly to tell you the truth," Evans told anchor Sandra Mitchell, http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/02/12/newsman-finds-himself-in-middle-shootout/#ixzz2KjWdJoVh

Resources:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/02/12/fugitive-ex-cop-exchanges-fire-with-authorities-ap-source-says/

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/hunt-fugitive-ex-lapd-slows-border-traffic-article-1.1261351#ixzz2KjTL451W

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2013/02/dorner-wildlife-officers-got-into-car-to-car-gun-battle-.html

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The manhunt for Christopher Dorner ended with a standoff at an abandoned cabin in Big Bear.
Dava Castillo is based in Clearlake, California, United States of America, and is an Anchor for Allvoices.
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