[UPDATE] Cabin Where Former LAPD Cop Believed Holed Up Burned, Deputy Killed
UPDATE Wednesday, February 13, 2013
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — An official briefed on the investigation tells The Associated Press that a wallet with a California driver's license with the name Christopher Dorner has been found in the rubble of a cabin.
A charred body was also found inside after a shootout and fire.
Authorities believe the remains are those of the former Los Angeles police officer, but they have not been formally identified.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation and says the charred body and personal items were found in the basement of the burned cabin. The area is in the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles.
Two sheriff's deputies were also shot, one fatally. Dorner is also suspected of earlier killing a young couple and a police officer, and wounding two other officers.
UPDATE 9:00 p.m. Los Angeles Police say at this time, no body has been found in the cabin. An official said San Bernadino County Investigators cannot enter the cabin because of fire danger.
UPDATE 8:00 p.m. BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — AP source: Charred body found in rubble of burned cabin inSouthern California mountains.
UPDATE 5:44 p.m.
Local reports indicate one of two law enforcement officers shot earlier Tuesday has died.
BIG BEAR, Calif. (AP) — The cabin where a former police officer is believed to be holed up is one fire.
TV footage from the scene shows smoke pouring from the cabin.
Police surrounded the cabin in the snow-covered woods of Big Bear, a resort town about 80 miles east of Los Angeles where authorities have focused their hunt for Christopher Dorner since they said he had launched a campaign to exact revenge against the Los Angeles Police Department for his firing.
Original Story -
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A law enforcement official says a person believed to be the fugitive ex-Los Angeles cop sought in three killings has exchanged gunfire with authorities in the San Bernardino Mountains.
The officer requested anonymity because the officer was not authorized to speak publicly about the ongoing investigation.
The officer tells The Associated Press it's believed Christopher Dorner committed a residential burglary of a cabin and had a couple tied up in the cabin. One was able to get away and make a call.
Authorities responded to the location and gave chase Tuesday when Dorner fled in a stolen car. Gunfire was exchanged.