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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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106.

Marvin    

I read the manifesto and everyone else should....a very smart man, I wonder where his demons came from, most likely from being scorned by ladies.......Now let me welcome everybody to the wild, wild west
A state that's untouchable like Elliot Ness
The track hits ya eardrum like a slug to ya chest
Pack a vest for your Jimmy in the city of sex
We in that sunshine state where that bomb ass hemp be
The state where ya never find a dance floor empty
And pimps be on a mission for them greens
Lean mean money-makin-machines servin fiends
I been in the game for ten years makin rap tunes
Ever since honeys was wearin sassoon
Now it's '95 and they clock me and watch me
Diamonds shinin lookin like I robbed Liberace
It's all good, from Diego to tha Bay
Your city is tha bomb if your city makin pay
Throw up a finger if ya feel the same way
Dre puttin it down for
Californ-I-a

429 days ago
107.

6one9    

Flucking idiots!

429 days ago
108.

TNT    

There are some truly despicable people in this world who find what this evil murderer did acceptable. You losers are nothing but pathetic s***bags. To praise violence just shows are morally sick you clowns are. It's okay because everyone knows just what type of people you are. The typical losers living off of welfare and sitting on your lazy asses wishing your life wasn't sad as it is now. Rot in hell you POS and take all your supporters with you. By the way I hope when a violent act occurs to you, you don't call the police you hypocrites. So sad there are so many uneducated morons like you filth in the world.

429 days ago
109.

MateoYork    

I'd say Dorner won the battle.

429 days ago
110.

speakMYbrain    

I HOPE TO GOD THE MEDIA LOOKS INTO ALL HIS CLAIMS HE HAD AGAINST THE CROOKED ASS LAPD! HURRY TOO

429 days ago
111.

Justin    

according to other sites there has been no body found yet www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/12/christopher-dorner-shootout-big-bear-live

429 days ago
112.

Jacqui    

Does anyone have any information about the poor couple now without a home?

429 days ago
113.

Zak    

It's comical how the lapd banned helicopters and the media from acces or visuals to the cabin before they torched the place. That way they can put any spin on it they want. I believe the guy had deep dark secrets that no one in the lapd wanted to get out. Theymust have had a shoot first order. I feel sorry for the 3 innocent people shot because their truck resembled dormer's. I hope they get paaaaaiiiiiiidddddd.

429 days ago
114.

TNT    

If this guy was truly innocent he would have found other ways to be heard. However, he didn't because he was a coward to the end just like you losers who support him. He could have hired lawyers or gone public with this. Instead he ruined the lives of many people. His life was not ruined by his firing. He could have gone on to a different line of work and make the world a better place. So I guess that if YOU did somebody wrong then it's okay for them to kill you? Yeah, thought so. Go ahead and answer that. For all the people you have ticked off in life can they kill your beloved family members? Well?

429 days ago
115.

Moment of Clarity    

Ex-cop Chris Dorner was murdered. He did all of this to get our attention! There is something the LAPD does not want you to know.

429 days ago
116.

goaway    

Breaking. The Feds confirmed he died in the burning cabin.

429 days ago
117.

jimmy d    

RIP. I was wondering how he was going to get out when he projected everything he was going to do. If Jason Bourne has taught us anything it is to always leave em' guessing. Had he not mentioned all his training they would have been chasing him with mountain bikes rather than drones. Shame. Hopefully his death won't be in vain and he will bring some change in policy to the LAPD.

429 days ago
118.

Microblogula    

he's not dead. they haven't even been able to go into the cabin yet.... C'mon TMZ.

429 days ago
119.

keilwerth29    

Adios bitch. I'm betting we find out that you shot yourself to avoid capture as a coward, instead of walking out front and trading bullets with SWAT like a man. Any ***** that kills a guys daughter deserves to be forgotten.

429 days ago
120.

tdr9    

Ok he's dead. Can we please move on to celebrity news

429 days ago
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