Big Bear Lake
Law enforcement officials are reporting that a police SWAT Team has fired tear gas into the cabin where former LAPD police officer Christopher Dorner is believed to be hiding.
A manhunt for alleged quadruple-murder suspect Christopher Dorner has been ongoing for the past five days. A $1 million reward for information leading to Dorner's arrest was announced on Sunday.
Law enforcement officials first spotted Dorner after setting up a road block following a home invasion and carjacking report.
When Dorner approached the road block, he opened fire on officers, striking two sheriff's deputies. San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon told reporters that one of the deputies who were shot has died from his injuries. The second deputy is still being treated at California's Loma Linda University Medical Center.
Following the shootout with deputies, Dorner fled the area and barricaded himself into a cabin in the San Bernardino National Forest according to KCAL. Reports state tear gas was fired into the cabin. Smoke could be seen coming from the cabin a short time later, and the cabin is now fully engulfed in flames.
Law enforcement officials have not said whether Dorner is believed to still be in the burning cabin or if police have taken him into custody.
Live streaming video of the scene can be seen here.
UPDATE 7:24 p.m. CST
According to CBS2, tear gas was fired into the cabin just before the cabin went up into flames. One gun shot was also heard.
CNN is reporting that law enforcement authorities have confirmed that a fire and smoke from tear gas has engulfed the cabin where Dorner was hiding. Ammunition is exploding inside the cabin.
UPDATE 7:32 p.m. CST
ABC 7 is reporting that police officials are letting the fire "burn itself out" before attempting to enter the cabin to try and locate Dorner. The cabin is surrounded and authorities have stated that if Dorner is not in the cabin, he is "pinned down" and unable to escape.
UPDATE 7:42 p.m. CST
Cindy Bachman, spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, told CNN:
"There was active gunfire before the fire."
She could not confirm if Dorner is still in the cabin, but reiterated that the cabin is surrounded and that no one is allowed to approach the cabin at this time.
UPDATE 8:56 p.m. CST
The Associated Press is reporting that a "charred body" has been found in the burned out cabin were Dorner was hiding.
An LAPD official has confirmed that that body of Dorner has been recovered according to KTLA.