Ex-LA Cop Believed Barricaded In S. Calif. Cabin


” A fugitive ex-Los Angeles police officer sought in three killings was believed barricaded in a cabin Tuesday after a furious gunbattle with police in the snow-covered mountains of Southern California, authorities said, the culmination of an intensive manhunt that left a region on edge for nearly a week.

Two officers were injured in the gunfight, and the Los Angeles Times reported that one of them later died.

At an afternoon news conference, Los Angeles police Cmdr. Andrew Smith said he had this message for the suspect, believed to be Christopher Dorner: “Enough is enough. It’s time to turn yourself in. It’s time to stop the bloodshed.”

Officers have been swarming the snow-covered Big Bear region since Thursday, when they found Dorner’s burned-out pickup truck. The former Navy reservist killed a former police captain’s daughter and her fiance and a Riverside police officer, and injured two other officers, police said, promising to bring “warfare” to Los Angeles police and their families.”