Dead or alive: Dorner’s cabin hideout burns to the ground

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Courtesy: KTLA-TV

BIG BEAR — A single gunshot was heard as authorities moved into the cabin where Christopher Dorner was believed to be holed up.

According to a law enforcement source, police had broken down windows, pumped in tear gas and blasted 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.

Dorner’s body has not been found.

The police search will be focused in the basement area, the source said.

A tall plume of smoke was rising from the area where the standoff occurred.

Hundreds of law enforcement personnel swooped down on the site near Big Bear after the gun battles between Dorner and officers that broke out in the snow-covered mountains where the fugitive had been eluding a massive manhunt since his truck was found burning in the area late last week.

Law enforcement personnel in military-style gear and armed with high-powered weapons were involved in a tense standoff after Dorner took refuge in the cabin Tuesday afternoon.

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  • The Truth

    LIES! I was watching the live feed the whole time, and even heard the teargas shots when they shot the teargas in. The news reporter even said it was tear gas because you could tell the difference in the sound. Not only that, but they're saying a single shot was fired… and that wasn't the case when it came to the teargas. When the fire started, NO SHOTS WERE HEARD. NONE! I REPEAT NO SHOTS WERE HEARD. No one mentioned the shots or anything until later. Then all the sudden it changes to several shots. What's the deal with the changing of stories so often and this story not matching up to what happened during a live feed?

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