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Christopher Dorner Presumably Dead After Shootout, Fire; Charred Body Awaiting ID



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” Last night the manhunt for Christopher Dorner, the ex-LAPD officer hellbent on killing any LAPD officer and their family, is believed to have ended in a finale suitable for an action film. But it wasn’t a movie. Dorner’s rampage resulted in four people dead, five people injured and all of the Los Angeles area on edge.

Authorities decked out in full SWAT gear tracked Dorner in the Big Bear area, a ski resort town 80 miles east of LA, and eventually caught up with him. We know very little about what happened because authorities have revealed very few details about the incident as it is currently under investigation.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, deputies working the Big Bear area search for Dorner responded to a reported stolen vehicle by a suspect who looked like Dorner at around 12:20 pm. Shortly after they tracked the suspect down, who fled into the woods and barricaded himself inside a cabin.

Deputies surrounded the building and a gun fight ensued. CBS reported that Dorner opened fire from the cabin with a .50-caliber rifle, which he said he had in what’s being called his manifesto. Two deputies were hit. One died later and the other underwent surgery and will survive his wounds.”

Dorner Believed Dead, According To Media Reports






”  A cabin where a fugitive ex-Los Angeles police officer was believed to have barricaded himself burned to the ground Tuesday night and Los Angeles police believe Christopher Dorner is dead, according to media reports.

A charred body was recovered from the ruins, and KTLA television reported that Los Angeles police said they believed it was that of Dorner.

A source in Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s office told NBC News that the police department had confirmed to the mayor that the body was Dorner’s.

Dorner had been on the run since they say he launched a campaign to exact revenge against the Los Angeles Police Department for his firing.”

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.”

Search For Suspected Cop Killer Shuts Down Schools, Ski Resort

” Several schools and a ski resort were put on lockdown Thursday as authorities continued their search for former LAPD officer and suspected killer Christopher Dornan.

Christopher Dorner, 33, a former Los Angeles police officer and Navy reservist, is the subject of a multi-agency manhunt spanning five counties. Dorner is believed to have shot at four police officers early Thursday morning, killing one and wounding two, and is also suspected in the murders of an Irvine couple on Sunday.

Norwalk Christian School, where Dorner attended, will be closed down for the rest of the week after Dorner mentioned it in his manifesto as the place where he first experienced racism, according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

As the manhunt moved from Corona and Riverside and into the mountains of Big Bear, where Dornan’s burned-out truck was later found, schools have been placed on lockdown or were closed down all together.”