Christopher Dorner has been on his Enemy of the State ish for about a week but the manhunt for the man who declared war on the LAPD seems to have finally ended.
Via HuffPo reports:
Authorities responded to the location and gave chase when Dorner fled in a stolen car. Gunfire was exchanged.
The area is in the Big Bear region where a search for Dorner has been under way since his pickup truck was found there Thursday.
A KCAL-TV reporter in the Angelus Oaks area along Highway 38 reported gunfire in his vicinity.
San Bernardino County sheriff’s spokeswoman Jodi Miller said a stolen vehicle report from a residence was received at 12:20 p.m.
“The reporting party identified the suspect as looking like Christopher Dorner but that has not been confirmed,” Miller said.
Via CNN reports:
[Updated at 10:02 p.m. ET] A body believed to be that of Christopher Dorner has been pulled from the burning cabin, multiple law enforcement sources tell CNN contributor Tom Fuentes. The sources say they were told this by LAPD.
Law enforcement personnel will conduct a forensic exam to identify the body, the sources say.
11PM UPDATE Via Press Conference:
Commander Andrew Smith of LAPD says according to San Bernadino Law Enforcement no body has been recovered because the cabin is still too hot to enter. This report negates earlier reports that a body had been found, but not confirmed as that of Christopher Dorner. Due to extremely hot temperatures inside the burned building where Dorner was believed to be taking refuge authorities have yet to recover a body, but believe the suspect was still barricaded inside where he is believed to have perished.
Via L.A. Times reports:
There were conflicting reports tonight about whether a body was located inside the burned-out cabin Tuesday night where Christopher Jordan Dorner was believed to have kept law enforcement authorities at bay.
Several sources told The Times and many other news organizations that a body was located in the rubble. But LAPD officials just said that the cabin is still too hot to search and no body has been found.
[Updated at 8:38 p.m. PST: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindy Bachman said officials have not confirmed what is inside the cabin. She said police believed a suspect was inside the cabin at the time of the fire but that officials have not gone in yet to look for the body. “They believe there is a body in there,” she said.]
As authorities moved into the cabin earlier Tuesday, they heard a single gunshot.
According to a law enforcement source, police had broken down windows, fired tear gas into the cabin and blasted over a loud speaker, urging Dorner to surrender. When they got no response, police deployed a vehicle to rip down the walls of the cabin “one by one, like peeling an onion,” a law enforcement official said.
By the time they got to the last wall, authorities heard a single gunshot, the source said. Then flames began to spread through the structure, and gunshots, probably set off by the fire, were heard.
Hope they got this fool. #apocalypse2013.