BREAKING – Christopher Dorner in Gun Battle with Police in Big Bear
Los Angeles news station KTLA has live coverage of a possible gun fight that has broken out with accused killer and former LAPD police officer Christopher Dorner. Dorner is reportedly in Big Bear, outside Los Angeles. Sources say two officers are down; Dorner is on the run.
Stay tuned here for details as they become available.
UPDATE: 6:16 p.m. According to CNN, one of the officers involved in the gunfight with Dorner has died.
UPDATE: 6:22 p.m. The cabin that Dorner is holed up in is reportedly on fire; plumes of black smoke are quickly filling the skies in the area surrounding where the standoff with the accused killer occurred. According to CNN, a tactical unit has moved in on the cabin.
UPDATE 6:35 The cabin where Dorner reportedly fled to is engulfed flames. Fire is quickly spreading; no official word from authorities on the cause of the fire or if the accused killer has been apprehended.
UPDATE 6:50 Cindy Bachman, public information officer for the San Bernardino is speaking to reporters in Big Bear now. Bachman says one officer died as a result of his injuries. Another officer who was shot is in surgery and is expected to survive.
UPDATE 6:54 Bachman says police are certain the individual holed up in the cabin is Dorner. Bachman says there are no known hostages at this time. Bachman said the department is not commenting on or speculating on what the cause of the fire is.
UPDATE 7:50 Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has expressed his condolences to the families of those killed or wounded by Dorner in a live press conference which ended moments ago. Fire trucks are now on the scene of the cabin fire in Big Bear. Still no word on Dorner's condition, though he assumed dead. Two hostages were held over the weekend in the first cabin Dorner hid out in, which was across the street from a police command post, officials are now saying.
UPDATE 9:24 Reports are saying a single show was fired before the cabin was engulfed in flames. We still don't know Dorner's status.
UPDATE 10:00 A charred body has been pulled from the cabin, AP reports. Police have not confirmed, but it is believed to be Dorner. The fire started as police fired smoke bombs inside, though the actual cause is yet to be determined.
UPDATE 10:05 Police are now reporting that NO body was found. AP reports were incorrect. The fire in the cabin is still blazing, and teams have NOT been able to search the house.