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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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Jdog    

R.I.P. Chris Dorner you sir have died an honorable death and will go down as a true martyr. you might be gone but your mission is not done yet. thanx to you these dirty ass cops will be exposed for what they truly are.

554 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

rot in hell you pos

554 days ago
18.

Bobo Frog    

Tyler Perry is going to play him in his biopic. It's going to be called Madea's Manhunt for Love.

554 days ago
19.

toohigh310    

R I P. Dorner ...Suck a big FAT ONE to all you HATTEEERRRRSSSS police should learn not to be corrupted anymore i hope they learned a lesson

554 days ago
20.

tdr9    

We need more news

554 days ago
21.

firebaby    

hope he pulled a "swordfish" switcheroo on 'em.... this guy had t all planned out, i wouldn't be surprised....
whether dead or alive, you still reek of corruption lapd...

554 days ago
22.

Sandi    

The cops burned him alive just like they burned alive the women and children in Waco, TX. Shame on these government employees.

554 days ago
23.

Haroldya    

In war, whoever wins becomes the good guy and whoever loses becomes the villain. Dorner was fighting a losing battle. He went the wrong way in getting his voice out. Kinda wanted to hear what he had to say. Then again, this situation with the lapd would go unheard if he didn't go to this extreme. Such a sad story no matter how you look at it.

554 days ago
24.

prince luvr    

Fkn pos ,those,families can now mourn loved ones killed by this crazy pos,fkn coward ,,his,family better hide

554 days ago
25.

ipoopedmyselfandismellnow    

he could of taken lilo and paris hilton out with him :-(

554 days ago
26.

rosabrown918@gmail.com    

Smh

554 days ago
27.

Riidonkulous    

I saw his pov at first until I heard of the attempt to kill kids. There was no way they were putting up w his big crazy a$s in prison. Sorry to say but.... It's hell for you tonight. Inshallah.

554 days ago
28.

LadyN    

I'll be very relieved when tests CONFIRM the body is his. He was/is a very smart person and who knows for sure what went on in there. I just hope he's dead and already in hell where he belongs.

554 days ago
29.

EgoCity    

I know what it's like to be targeted by bent cops, the feeling that nobody cares, that the law doesn't work, nobody will listen. I feel for this guy even though he did the wrong thing, I have no doubt he was pushed into this position. God rest his soul. The police need to be held accountable for actions, god help the cop that screwed me, if I get my justice.

554 days ago
30.

Shhh    

Did TMZ ever mention the names or situation with the cops who shot the 2 old ladies? And the only people that know what REALLY happened in the Cabin is Chris and the LAPD... but Chris is dead. Can't wait for the doctored and corrupted reports to be released

554 days ago
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