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Christopher Dorner

Presumed Dead

After Gun Battle with Cops

2/12/2013 6:00 PM PST UPDATED: 2/12/2013 10:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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8:20 PM -- The LAPD held a news conference and said no body has been pulled out of the scorched cabin yet ... as it is still too hot to enter.

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Law enforcement sources directly connected to the case tell TMZ a body was found inside a Big Bear cabin, and they are all but certain it is Christopher Dorner -- who earlier engaged police in a gunfight before the cabin went up in flames.

We're told positive identification may take a while because the body was badly burned, but our sources are convinced they have their man.

Cops had cornered Dorner in the remote cabin ... after reports came in that he robbed a nearby home, tied up the couple living inside and fled in a white Dodge pickup truck.

A state Fish & Game ranger fired on the vehicle, and cops closed in soon after -- resulting in a violent standoff ... during which tons of shots were fired, hitting two San Bernardino County deputies ... one of whom died at the hospital.

At this point, it's unclear how exactly Dorner died. Cops reportedly heard a single gunshot around the time the cabin ignited ... indicating Dorner might have shot himself.

Dorner was accused of murdering three people -- including one police officer -- in shootings that took place on February 3rd and February 7th in California. Two other police officers were injured in the shootings. 

Cops believe Dorner -- a former LAPD officer who was dismissed in 2008 -- posted a rambling manifesto on his Facebook page ... in which he declared "unconventional and asymmetric warfare" on the LAPD and their families.

In the manifesto, Dorner also expressed his admiration for countless celebrities -- like Charlie Sheen, Bill Cosby, Larry David, and Ellen DeGeneres.

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166.

Dr Samuel Weiscrak    

The irony isn't lost on me that many of those championing this guy as a black Serpico meets Rambo-esque super hero on a crusade to reveal corruption and injustice in the LAPD, are some of the same folks who are quick to spout of nonsense like 'snitches get stitches!' when it's a black man gettin' ratted on for his crimes... lols :)

619 days ago
167.

O PINYON8TD    

There is something fishy going on here. If what has been reported is true, then by my count there should be 4 bodies in the burned cabin including Dorner.. What happened to the 2 maids that were hostages? Plus, if two people were tied up inside and only one escaped, what happened to the other person? Too many unanswered questions.

619 days ago
168.

Juju    

I think some of you people have brain cell fighting for attention! You don't know what your talking about and your ignorant. Do me a favor DON'T call the police when you need help if your going to talk crap about them ! That guy is a murder by his own admission and he deserves to rot in hell ! The people that think otherwise should get a phyc eval!!!

619 days ago
169.

Gretel    

In a way it's kind of sad, and I truly hope he was crazy paranoid instead of correct about his treatment. The thing is, he went rabid and started taking out innocents. I feel bad for how things ended for him but it ended for a lot of other people who he put in his crosshairs that had nothing to do with his paranoia. I really feel bad for all the large black men in that area while this guy was on the loose. That must have been an exercise in fear for some of them. RIP anyway, that's a sad end to a life ... if it is ended.

619 days ago
170.

Sam    

His last words...http://ktla.com/2013/02/12/read-christopher-dorners-so-called-manifesto/

619 days ago
171.

kisstheringfool    

Dont think he would of killed himself. I hope he ran away and got a new idenity.

619 days ago
172.

Vince    

Damn, Ruben Studdard got killed?! R.I.P.

619 days ago
173.

smartguy    

you guys are idiots this man wasn't a tthug or bad at all but instead he was asking for change the lapd is corrupt and because he was going to snitch on them he was fired. so he did what was needed to do and left a manifest.

619 days ago
174.

sandra    

He has not been found yet as the cabin is to hot to enter. I will take time to ID any dead body. But if he is dead I can't say RIP. He does not deserve peace

619 days ago
175.

L    

sh*t. there goes my reward.

619 days ago
176.

Ann    

If there were any prearranged plans for donation of body parts, I would appreciate receiving the teeth.

619 days ago
177.

kareemnyc    

Burn in hell bitchass MF! Should've taken all your liberal heros with you

619 days ago
178.

junior     

Rip bro.

619 days ago
179.

eric    

R.I.P Rubin

619 days ago
180.

lynkel    

RIP, hell no rest in hell.

619 days ago
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