According to a source of The Times a body was found inside the burned out cabin on Tuesday night where Christopher Jordan Dorner was believed to have kept law enforcement authorities before fired tear gas into the structure.
The body was found in the charred rubble it was not positively identified, according to the sources. Los Angles Police Department officer could take hour or even day to determine whether the body is from the ex-LAPD officer Christopher Jordan Dorner.
Tuesday afternoon a gun battle began leaving a dead officer and one injure, during a quickly changing situating after allegedly Dorner broke into a home, tied up a couple and held them hostage. He then stole a silver pickup truck. Dorner crashed his vehicle and took refuge in a nearby cabin, sources said. One deputy was hit as Dorner fired out of the cabin and a second deputy was injured when Dorner exited the back of the cabin, deployed a smoke bomb and opened fire again in an apparent attempt to flee.
Moments later San Bernardino Sheriff confirms suspect Christopher Jordan Dorner is barricaded in cabin; swat team in on scene. There is also know that two San Bernardino county sheriffs shoot during a shootout sources tell LA Times. The officer requested anonymity because the officer was not authorized to speak publicly about the ongoing investigation.
After more than four hours with 100 police officers and swat team surrounding the location the cabin began blaze on fire. According to news reports, a shot was heard as the fire erupted. According to a law enforcement source, police had broken down windows, fired tear gas into the cabin and blasted over a loud speaker urging Dorner to surrender. When they got no response, police deployed a vehicle to rip down the walls of the cabin “one by one, like peeling an onion,” a 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, and gunshots, probably set off by the fire, were heard.
Early this morning, the LAPD was investigating the more than 1,000 clues to the whereabouts of the former policeman, who began arriving after authorities announced a reward of $ 1 million. The City Council had added $ 100,000 to the huge sum.
Christopher Dorner is the primary suspect of the double murder of Cal State Fullerton Coach Monica Quan and Keith Lawrence on Sundays February 3rd, 2013. The LAPD ex-officer 33-years-old was dismissed from his position as a police officer in 2008 for allegedly making false statements about his training officer.
His car was 1st found in San Bernardino, California in flames and deserted on the side of Bear Mountain official follow the track on the snow leading away from the vehicle. Personnel and several team continued to search the area of Big Bear Lake, 80 miles away from Los Angeles. Dorner had registered a complaint against his training officer for kicking a suspect. The review board found his accusations false, and terminated him. Dorner is a Navy reservist. After his graduation from the academy in 2006, he left for a 13-month military deployment in November.
The massive manhunt tock place in 3 counties, and state of Nevada. Christopher is suspected of the shooting of three police officers Thursday morning. Two of the offices were shot in their patrol can; one was able to radio for help. Both were taken to a local hospital. One of the officers did not survive the injuries. The third officer suffered a graze wound in Corona.
Authorities say that Dorner wrote an online manifesto threatening to harm police officials and their families. In the online postings, Dorner specifically named retired L.A. police captain Randy Quan, the father of Monica Quan.
Police say Dorner began his run on Feb. 6 after they connected the slayings of a former police captain’s daughter and her fiance with an angry Facebook rant they said he posted. Threats against the LAPD led officials to assign officers to protect officers and their families.
Dorner’s anger with the department dated back at least five years, when he was fired for filing a false report accusing his training officer of kicking a mentally ill suspect. Dorner, who is black, claimed in the rant that he was the subject of racism by the department and fired for doing the right thing.
He said he would get even with those who wronged him as part of his plan to reclaim his good name.
‘‘You’re going to see what a whistleblower can do when you take everything from him especially his NAME!!!’’ the rant said. ‘‘You have awoken a sleeping giant.’’