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article imageChristopher Dorner believed dead

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By Angela Harris     Feb 12, 2013 in Crime
Big Bear Lake - UPDATE: Christopher Dorner believed dead; the body of a man believed to be the cop-killer fugitive was found inside the burned cabin and is being removed by police.
UPDATE: 7:09 PM PTKTLA is reporting an LAPD official has confirmed the body of a man believed to be fugitive Christopher Dorner was found in the burned cabin and is being removed by police.
4:18 PM PT — The cabin where Dorner allegedly holed up is "engulfed in flames" according to TMZ. No word if Dorner is inside the cabin.
3:45 PM PT — The L.A. Times reports a deputy involved in the shootout with Christopher Dorner has died.
2:52 PM PTTMZ learned the L.A.P.D. SWAT team is being airlifted to the scene to assist.
"Temporary Flight Restrictions" are in place by the FAA — covering five miles in radius from the ground to approximately 13,000 feet above sea level. The only aircraft allowed to fly in the restricted area is that of law enforcement.
1:48 PM PT
— It was confirmed that two officers are down with no word to the extent of their injuries. Dorner is said to be tossing smoke grenades at police.
1:35 PM PT — Police could be heard screaming at a reporter to "get the f*ck out" of the way during a gunfight with Dorner.
TMZ is reporting that fugitive Christopher Dorner is currently cornered in a cabin and engaged in a firefight with police in Big Bear, California.
ABC is broadcasting a live feed of the manhunt, during which two officers were shot.
A source directly connected with the case is quoted as telling TMZ, "We have him cornered."
The former LAPD officer was discovered after a Big Bear couple were victims of a home invasion and robbery, with Dorner fleeing in a white Dodge truck upon which a State Fish and Game ranger fired his gun.
The L.A. Times reports Dorner tied the couple up and held them hostage for days until he left the cabin on Tuesday.
A $1 million reward was offered after Dorner shot and killed three people, including two police offers. The killing spree began after Dorner lost his job with the LAPD — releasing a manifesto on Facebook addressed to "America" in which he named his targets and gave a detailed explanation of his motivation for the killing spree.
"When the truth comes out, the killing stops," said Dorner in his manifesto.
Story developing.
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