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Chris Dorner


In Gun Battle with Cops

2/12/2013 5:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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5:15 PM PT
-- The cabin has burned to the ground. Police are still surrounding the property and waiting to move in to begin searching for any sign of Dorner.

4:18 PM PT --
The entire cabin is on fire -- and one person on the scene says it's "completely engulfed in flames." It's unclear if Dorner is still inside.

3:50 PM PT --
The L.A. Times is reporting one of the deputies shot in the crossfire has died from his injuries.

2:52 PM PT -- TMZ has learned ... the L.A. City Fire Dept. is airlifting the L.A.P.D. SWAT team to Big Bear so they can help with the standoff. 

2:39 PM PT --
The FAA has implemented "Temporary Flight Restrictions" around Big Bear due to the gun battle. Only law enforcement aircraft can fly in the restricted area.

The restricted area is 5 miles in radius, from the ground up to 13,000 feet above sea level, which is about 5,000 feet above ground level.

1:48 PM PT --
There seems to be a lull in the gunfire. Cops have also confirmed two deputies were shot by the suspect -- the extent of their injuries is unclear.

1:35 PM PT
-- Cops involved in the gun battle are screaming at a local reporter at the scene to "get the f**k out."

Cops have repeatedly cussed at the reporter -- demanding that he leave for his own good.

Murder suspect/ex-cop Christopher Dorner is now cornered by cops in a remote cabin in Big Bear, CA ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... and we're now told Dorner is using smoke grenades to fend off police. 

We're also hearing there are 2 officers down.

One source directly involved in the case tells TMZ, "We have him cornered."   This comes after a couple were the victims of a home invasion robbery in Big Bear.  The suspect fled in a white Dodge pickup truck and a State Fish and Game ranger fired on the vehicle.

Cops believe they are now poised to get their man.  We're told a perimeter has been established by cops.


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Hope they're not actually shooting up two Hispanic ladies again.

583 days ago


Kill him!!!

583 days ago


I can't believe I'm actually watching Fox News of all things... Tragically, it's the only network covering this where I am.

583 days ago


They want to execute him, not capture him.

583 days ago


run homey run

583 days ago


LL Cool J did what ?!?!?!

583 days ago


After reading his essay listing all those celebrities, I couldn't help but believe his intentions all along were to go out with a bang.... "suicide by cop."

I just hope this guy doesn't become some kind of hero because he's a cold blooded killer who targeted totally innocent victims.

Not a hero.

583 days ago

judy jetson    

"Cops are screaming at a reporter to get the f**k out" Than get the f**k out, Harvey!!!

583 days ago

juggalo 6    

They are going to kill him without a trial to hide the things he knows. All corrupt cops should die.

583 days ago


EndtheFed, we could make the same argument as you, believing everything you hear from the other side of the coin......AND BY THE WAY, YOU CAN THANK BARACK OBAMA FOR THE USE OF DRONES.

583 days ago

Cirrus Unicus    

Idiot reporter. Guaranteed if he gets his dumb ass killed, his family will try to sue the cops.

583 days ago

Chris Kaman Your Eye    

Mama said knock you out!

583 days ago


Awful lot of resources to expend on 1 guy who allegedly shot 3 people. A million dollar reward.....that's a new one too, it isn't like Dorner is the head of a cartel or something. The police have already shot as many people as Dorner allegedly has, just trying to silence him. This whole debacle reeks of lies, cover ups, and corruption. I wouldn't be surprised if the officers who have been shot were a result of friendly fire. CLEAN YOUR HOUSE LAPD! And every other LEO should take notice, to remain silent is to be a corrupt cop and unworthy of anyone's respect.

583 days ago


the cops will kill him

583 days ago


Well the LAPD wins again. Back to torturing and harassing the community.

583 days ago
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