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Breaking: Ex-Cop Dorner in Shootout at Big Bear Lake

Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 1:45:01 pm

KTLA 5 in Los Angeles is reporting that ex-cop Christopher Dorner has been involved in a shootout with police in Big Bear. One or two police officers have been reported wounded; the situation is rapidly developing...

BIG BEAR, Calif. -- Christopher Dorner was engaged in a shootout with federal authorities in the Big Bear area Tuesday, a law enforcement source told The Times.

The shooting occurred after Dorner burglarized a home, tied up a couple and stole their car, the source said.

It was not immediately clear whether Dorner was in custody.

A second source said there was an active crime scene but did not have details.

Law enforcement officials were swarming the area.

UPDATE at 2/12/13 2:40:23 pm

Police have confirmed that Dorner is holed up in the cabin at lower right of the image above. Two policemen have been shot and medevac'ed out.

UPDATE at 2/12/13 2:56:51 pm

LA Times saying #Dorner broke into a cabin "days ago" & held couple hostage until this morning. Then tried to find daylight.

— @LAScanner (@LAScanner) February 12, 2013

UPDATE at 2/12/13 3:19:10 pm

LAT: Owner of cabin where Dorner is barricaded says cabin should be empty, without cable, phone or Internet service

— Jon Passantino (@passantino) February 12, 2013

UPDATE at 2/12/13 3:50:17 pm

Media reporting 1 deputy shot in SB during #Dorner shootout has died. Other is critical. Standoff = ongoing.

— @LAScanner (@LAScanner) February 12, 2013