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LOS ANGELES — Two law officers have reportedly been wounded in a gunfight in the mountains east of Los Angeles with a person believed to be a former Los Angeles police officer.

State Fish and Wildlife Assistant Chief Dan Sforza tells KCAL-TV that two officers were wounded in the shootout in the San Bernardino Mountains. It's not clear which agency they belong to.

Fugitive ex-cop Dorner holed up in cabin, exchanging gunfire with police
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Police were in a fierce gunfight with the fugitive ex-LAPD cop suspected of killing three and declaring war on the force, with the wanted man holed up in a cabin in the San Bernardino Mountains, law enforcement sources said.
Authorities say ex-LA cop barricaded in Calif. cabin
A fugitive ex-Los Angeles cop sought in three killings was barricaded in a cabin in the in the San Bernardino Mountains on Tuesday after a shootout with authorities that wounded two officers. CBS News' Pat Milton reported that the man who is held up in the cabin is believed to be suspect Christopher Dorner.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department says two law enforcement officers are being airlifted to a local hospital with unknown injuries.

CBS Station KCAL Los Angeles reported that repeated gunshots could be heard on Glass Road west of 7 Oaks just after 1:30 p.m. and officials asked for an armored vehicle to help move the injured deputies from the area.

Police trap ex-cop wanted in California killing spree; 2 officers hurt
The hunt for ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner took a dramatic and dangerous turn Tuesday when he stole a car from a home in Big Bear, Calif., sparking a chase, a gunfight and a standoff, police said.
Two officers were injured in the confrontation. High-ranking LAPD sources told that the shooter was Dorner, who is accused of killing a couple and a cop in a revenge-fueled rampage across California.
The fast-moving events unfolded after sheriff’s deputies received a report that someone fitting Dorner’s description had stolen a car, police said.

4:05 PM PT: Per LAtimesblog- One of the deputies involved in a gun battle Tuesday afternoon with fugitive former police officer Christopher Dorner has died of his wounds, law enforcement sources told The Times.

The San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy was airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, according to the sources.

Another deputy was also wounded in the shootout near a cabin where Dorner was believed to be holed up in the snow-covered mountains near Big Bear. His condition was not immediately known.

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SB District Attorney @sbcountyda

The sheriff has asked all members of the press to stop tweeting immediately. It is hindering officer safety. #Dorner
10:58 PM - 12 Feb 13

5:02 PM PT: per Fox- Fugitive ex-cop believed dead, as cabin stronghold goes up in flames

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5:50 PM PT: latimesblog - A single gunshot was heard as authorities moved into the cabin where Christopher Dorner was believed holed up.

According to a law enforcement source, police had broken down windows, pumped in tear gas and blasted a loud speaker urging Dorner to give up. When they got no response, police deployed a vehicle to rip down the walls of cabin "one by one, like peeling an onion," one law enforcement official said.

By the time they got to the last wall, authorities heard a single gunshot, the source said. Then flames began to spread through the structure. Then, they heard gunshots likely set off by the fire.

Dorner's body has not been found. Police will search will be focused in the basement area, the source said.

6:59 PM PT: CBS News is reporting that a body has been removed from the cabin that has burned. There is no immediate word if it is accused cop killer Christopher Dorner, although officials believe it was.

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