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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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76.

Nonsense    

Just wait for it....Jackson, Sharpton or the like will scream racism and hold a rally for the guy.

620 days ago
77.

TonyTone    

Wtf is he still in Cali I thought he was going to Mexico

620 days ago
78.

Virtual Insanity    

The LA Times is reporting smoke at the scene.

620 days ago
79.

IndyMike    

This isn't him. Pretty weak if it is bc he talked a lot of ****. Thought he was better than this. Guess I was wrong and he is just another dumb criminal

620 days ago
80.

bigjonny    

he aint comin out alive, thats for sure

620 days ago
81.

The Big Bowowski    

They just lifted code 33 which means that there is no longer any emergency. Looks like chocolate Rambo is either dead or in custody as of now

620 days ago
82.

lynmike06    

After they killed my brother in june of last year I lost all respect for the cops. Read christopher dorners memoir

620 days ago
83.

Rene    

aww. They're gonna get him. Atleast he took out two cops. ANARCHY BABY!!!!

620 days ago
84.

Mike    

It looks like this 270 lb. big bear of a guy has been tracked and cornered in Big Bear.

The hunters have hunted him down. It's almost "game over" time for Dorner.

620 days ago
85.

Kaaka    

This guy actually TIED up couple of the hostages to the point one of them break lose and call 911 , I would say what a crazy cold blooded maniac to have let them .....LIVE..(touch of sarcasm)

620 days ago
86.

BECKER    

Too Bad Ray Henny isn't with him they could get rid of two A Holes at once

620 days ago
87.

confuzzled    

Damn! I was really hoping Charlie Sheen would save the day.

WHERE ARE YOU CHARLIE?! TALK TO THE MAN!

620 days ago
88.

hoopee    

Flight restrictions for safety....HA!

We all know, it's because they're getting ready to blow the ever loving S*** out of that cabin and they don't want cameras or evidence.

620 days ago
89.

Waka Waka Waka    

When he goes to trial I bet he pleads not guilty....

620 days ago
90.

SDnRnRoll    

CNN is listening to the flight restrictions,they got a helicopter right on the cabin.

620 days ago
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