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Anderson Cooper ‏@andersoncooper
Ex LAPD officer Dorner confirmed dead. Body removed from cabin
7:00 PM: Body removed from cabin. Dorner's?

Seeming confirmation that Dorner is dead. 5:20 PM

Apparently Not.

News Update as of 4:40 PM


The dramatic manhunt for a fugitive ex-LAPD cop who killed at least four people apparently ended when the cabin he holed up in went up in flames, with ammunition exploding and smoke billowing up into the mountain air.

Christopher Dorner, who hours earlier had killed one San Bernadino sheriff's deputy and wounded another before barricading himself in the cabin, in the San Bernadino mountains, was believed to be inside. Dorner, who vowed not to be taken alive, had been surrounded inside the cabin since early Tuesday afternoon. Sources said ammunition was exploding inside the cabin, in the rural Big Bear community where he apparently has been hiding since sometime last week.

Law enforcement sources said sometime within the last few days, Dorner broke into an cabin off Route 38, on the mountain resort area where days ago his truck was found burning. Two people were held there until Tuesday morning, when Dorner left in a white pickup believed to belong to the occupants, who he left bound inside. One managed to escape and call authorities around 12:50 p.m. local time.

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Amber Stephens ‏@amberjamie99pct Protected account

CBS 2 saying a possible self-inflicted gun shot -- unconfirmed #dorner
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LOS ANGELES -- A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that the man believed to be fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner never came out of a California mountain cabin engulfed in flames.
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Originally posted to jpmassar on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 04:31 PM PST.

Also republished by Police Accountability Group.

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