Fugitive Ex-Cop Reportedly Exchanges Fire With Authorities
SAN BERNARDINO, C.A.(DEVELOPING)--The fugitive ex-LAPD cop suspected of killing three and declaring war on the force exchanged gunfire with authorities in the San Bernardino Mountains, law enforcement sources said.
A police source told The Associated Press Christopher Dorner burglarized a cabin on the mountain resort area where days ago Dorner’s truck was found burning. Two people were bound inside the cabin, but one managed to escape and call authorities around 12:50 p.m. local time.
Police, who had been swarming Big Bear Lake since the weekend, responded and spotted and chased a suspect believed to be Dorner in a stolen car, exchanging gunfire, a federal law enforcement source told Fox News.
San Bernardino police were on the scene the county Sheriff's Department shut down Highway 38 to create a choke point, sources told Fox News. It was unclear if Dorner was in custody.
The shootout came after a day of searching and speculation, with authorities continuing their door-to-door search at Big Bear Lake, even as sources guessed Dorner may have made it over the border and into Mexico.