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Chris Dorner

CORNERED

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.

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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.



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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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46.

NOT ELMO    

The K9 "DOG" UNITS, The FBI and The SWAT are after this NINJA-TURTLE Look-A-Like, Your Ass is TOAST....

517 days ago
47.

Cricket    

He won't be taken alive.I hope it ends w/o anyone else not named Dorner dying.

517 days ago
48.

Skar    

It's weird that they put a 1 million bounty on the dudes head for being a suspect. Something just doesn't seem right.

517 days ago
49.

ohboy    

If those cops want the public to know they did everything by the law, they should be welcoming that reporter and tell his cameraman to film everything.

517 days ago
50.

Mike    

What don't we know about this man. I might smell a fish.Authorities want quiet him. What's the scoup TMZ ?

517 days ago
51.

Leighton    

Obviously he's seeking suicide-by-proxy, which is ironic. He should pull the trigger on himself like he did to those he killed.

517 days ago
52.

oink    

This is why they want to take people's guns away to make it so they can kill you easy.

517 days ago
53.

Sandi    

Run!

517 days ago
54.

Wow ...    

The mayor of Big Bear said in an interview that Christopher Dorner was not the kind of "tourist" they wanted, you don't say?

517 days ago
55.

Dante    

He is as Rambo!

517 days ago
56.

blueb    

Chris you should have been out of the arwa already. I feel your pain as they screw you over in your job and expected no reaction. Why are they now re-reviewing your firing? It should have been reviewed before they stole your life. Well sad for the innocents that died but you can only push people so far...

517 days ago
57.

oink    

Shame someone should step up and help the guy. the LAPD just wants to kill him, we don't really know why. LAPD will lie and lie to cover up the truth.

517 days ago
58.

Shannon    

heheh Ronny the Limo Driver took him out.... heheheheheh

517 days ago
59.

wg007    

The new phrase. He went Dorner! Not postal.

517 days ago
60.

AKRN    

Hope they"re shooting at the right guy!

517 days ago
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