1. UPDATE 6: Dorner’s California driver’s license was found in the cabin. LAPD still haven’t confirmed his death.
LAPD Commander Andrew Smith dispels rumors of Dorner’s death at police headquarters, Tuesday, Feb. 12.
AP source: Calif. driver’s license naming Christopher Dorner found in burned cabin with body: http://t.co/PrSggKyH -KM— The Associated Press
3. UPDATE 5: Charred human remains were found in the cabin. Officials have yet to identify the body as Dorner’s.
A frame grab from KNBC4 TV aerial footage shows smoke and fire from a cabin where fugitive former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner is believed to be barricaded in Big Bear, California, Feb. 12, 2013.
NBC reported on-air during the Today show that sources told the network the body was Dorner’s. In a statement, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said “forensic means” would be used to identify the body.
5. UPDATE 4: Despite reports from several news outlets that Christopher Dorner’s body was pulled from the smoldering cabin, LAPD officials say that the cabin is still too hot to enter and that the reports are not true.
Christopher Dorner is seen on a surveillance video at an Orange County hotel on Jan. 28, 2013, in this still image released by the Irvine Police Department.
San Bernardino County Sheriff: The cabin has not been entered by law enforcement. Too hot and unsafe to enter. #Dorner— BuzzFeed News
BREAKING: A body believed to be that of fired LAPD officer Dorner recovered in burned-out cabin where police & gunman shot it out earlier.— CBS News
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is thanking San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies for their bravery after a man believed to be fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner barricaded himself inside a cabin.
A law enforcement official told The Associated Press Dorner never came out of the California mountain cabin, and a single shot was heard inside before the cabin was engulfed in flames.
KTLA reporting “downgrade in security level” around cabin. #Dorner #standoff— Jimmy Orr LATimes
BIG BEAR, Calif. (AP) — The man believed to be fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner never came out of a California mountain cabin, and a single shot was heard inside before the cabin was engulfed in flames, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.
The law enforcement official requested anonymity because of the ongoing investigation.
#BREAKING: Cabin where #Dorner is believed to be barricaded is fully engulfed in flames. http://t.co/wwqt3VPa— CBS Los Angeles
Our reporter on scene has reported SWAT has killed #Dorner, he is working to confirm.— Michael Anastasi
We have confirmation from the Los Angeles Police Department the ex-cop from LA was shot and killed by a local sheriff’s department sniper.— KETK_NealBarton
Sheriff officials at the scene have said that the smoke seen is ammunition burning not the cabin— Doug Saunders
18. Original Post
Redlands Police officers man a blockade near the entrance to the San Bernardino National Forest in southern California after Christopher Dorner, a fugitive ex-Los Angeles cop sought in three killings, engaged in a shootout with authorities that wounded two officers in the San Bernardino Mountains near Big Bear Lake, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
BIG BEAR, Calif. (AP) — 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 and airlifted to a hospital, with the Los Angeles Times reporting that one is now dead, since confirmed by NBC Los Angeles.
#BREAKING: NBCLA has confirmed that one of the officers shot in the Big Bear cabin standoff has died. http://t.co/LwsXOf2i— NBC DFW
A frame grab from KNBC4 TV aerial footage shows smoke from a police signal rising near a cabin where fugitive former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner is believed to be barricaded in Big Bear, California February 12, 2013.
Officers have been swarming the snow-covered Big Bear region since Thursday, when they found the burned-out pickup truck of Christopher Dorner. The former Navy reservist killed a former police captain’s daughter, her fiance, and a Riverside officer and injured two other officers, police said, promising to bring “warfare” to Los Angeles police and their family members.
But, until Tuesday, authorities didn’t know whether Dorner was still near Big Bear or had fled, and thousands of officers were searching for him across three states and Mexico.
At a mid-afternoon news conference, LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith urged the fugitive to surrender.
“Enough is enough,” Smith said. “It’s time for you to turn yourself in. It’s time to end the bloodshed.”
The developments in the nearly weeklong massive manhunt began about 12:20 p.m. Tuesday when deputies in the Big Bear area got a report of a stolen vehicle in the area, the sheriff’s office said. The people whose vehicle was stolen described the suspect as looking similar to Dorner.
When authorities found the vehicle, the suspect, believed to be Dorner, ran into the forest and barricaded himself inside a cabin. A short time later there was an exchange of gunfire between law enforcement and the suspect.
U.S. Forest Service spokesman John Miller said the gunfight began with California Department of Fish and Wildlife game wardens at 12:42 p.m. Tuesday, which is about 20 minutes after a vehicle was reported stolen nearby.
After the initial exchange, there was a second battle with San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies, two of whom were wounded, he said. One has died; the other is in surgery and expected to survive.