UPDATED @ 4:55 PM BREAKING NEWS: Ex Cop In California In Shoot Out With Law Enforcement NOWRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Feb 12 2013 4:09 PM
The fugitive ex-LAPD cop suspected of killing three and declaring war on the force exchanged gunfire with authorities in the San Bernardino Mountains, law enforcement sources said.
Two police officers were reportedly injured, and it was not known if Dorner was hit or in custody.
A police source told The Associated Press Christopher Dorner burglarized a cabin on the mountain resort area where days ago Dorner’s truck was found burning. Two people were bound inside the cabin, but one managed to escape and call authorities around 12:50 p.m. local time.
Fish and game wardens spotted a suspected stolen car near the scene and tried to stop it in Big Bear Lake. The driver, believed to have been Dorner, fled on foot, exchanging gunfire, sources told Fox News.
UPDATED @ 4:17 PM
FOX News are reporting they are being kept back abiout 5 miles from the scene. This shoot out is in the Town of Big Bear. The entire area is being locked down at this time. FOX is reporting live gunfire on going at this time.
Law Enforcement has directed media from the airspace over the scene. Tactical operations are on going.
The suspect did a 21 page manifesto where he said he would would not come out of this alive. The suspect who claims that he was wrongly fired and he was never given a chance to have a family.
Scanner traffic is law enforcement is looking for a medical helicopter to land in order to get a police officer or sheriff deputy from the area where he has been injured.
UPDATED @ 4:24 PM CST
The FAA has issued a no fly zone over the scene as the shootout at this time. The suspect wanted exact revenge over 40 officers. The suspect has killed one and wounded four to five officers.
The Riverside District Attorney has filed murder charges with special conditions, which means the suspect would be facing the death penalty if taken into custody alive.
UPDATED @ 4:38 PM CST
As soon as 8 minutes ago FOX News reports shots being fired were heard. The suspect is reported to have no one in the cabin with him and is alone. The cabin where the suspect is being held is completely surrounded by law enforcement.
FOX reports officers are not in a rush to enter the cabin because no one is inside with him and he is alone.
FOX News said police radio traffic is they have enough officers on the scene but they need more SWAT Team Officers on the scene.
UPDATED @ 4:43 PM
UPDATED @ 4:45 PM with map of area where shootout is on going
UPDATED @ 4:51 PM
UPDATED @ 4:55 PM