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LAPD Spokeswoman Cindy Bachman LIES and Evasive answering Questions on Christopher Dorner ... They set him on Fire !!!
Christopher Dorner CABIN FIRE caused by Tear Gas A sheriff's deputy has been killed and another wounded in a shootout Tuesday with fugitive homicide suspect Christopher Dorner, who is holed up in a cabin that just went up in flames.
Dorner had been engaged in a gunbattle with law enforcement at the home near the community of Seven Oaks in the San Bernarino Mountains. SWAT teams were firing tear gas into the cabin.
San Bernarnardino County Sheriff John McMahon confirmed at a 4 p.m. news conference that one deputy had died. The injured deputy was in surgery at Loma Linda University Medical Center and is expected to recover, McMahon said.
Black smoke was seen billowing from the cabin where Dorner was believed to be hiding. What has happened to the suspect is unclear.
LAPD officials believe Dorner may be watching television and social media. They have asked news helicopters not to show the cabin where Dorner may be hiding. The San Bernardino district attorney's office has asked the media not to use Twitter to report any tactical maneuvers.
Earlier in the day, LAPD Capt. Andy Smith pleaded with Dorner to surrender himself.
"Enough is enough. It's time to turn yourself in. Stop the bloodshed. It's time for this incident to be over."
Dorner, an ex-LAPD officer who was fired in 2009, is suspected of killing an Irvine couple on Feb. 3 and Riverside police Officer Michael Crain on Thursday while carrying out a vendetta against his former employer.
The suspect fled into the forest and barricaded himself inside a cabin. A short time later there was an exchange of gunfire between law enforcement and the suspect.
"Deputies down in the kill zone, waiting for rescue helicopters to get them out," a dispatcher said over a police scanner about 1:30 p.m.
Authorities called for an armored vehicle to protect and transport all other law enforcement personnel on the mountain.
"Apparently, he hijacked a car, and was trying to drive down Highway 38," Riddle said. "That's when he was recognized, and a substantial-sounding gun battle took place."
Dorner, 33, was fired from the LAPD after he was found to have falsely accused a sergeant of police brutality.
Authorities say Dorner's rampage began Feb. 3, when he is suspected of shooting and killing Cal State Fullerton assistant women's basketball coach Monica Quan and her fiancé, Keith Lawrence, in a parking structure at their Irvine condominium.
Quan is the daughter of a retired LAPD captain who represented Dorner during disciplinary proceedings that ended in Dorner being dismissed from the force in 2009.
In an online manifesto discovered after those killings, Dorner wrote, "this is a necessary evil that I do not enjoy but must partake and complete for substantial change to occur within the LAPD and reclaim my name." He named dozens of LAPD officers involved in his case, and vowed, "When the truth comes out, the killing stops."
About 50 families were placed under police protection, and a description of Dorner's vehicle was released to the public Wednesday night.
A witness who had seen that police were searching for Dorner spotted someone who resembled him at a Corona gas station after 1 a.m. Thursday. The man flagged down LAPD officers, who had been sent to Corona to protect someone on Dorner's manifesto.
The officers followed the vehicle north to Magnolia Avenue, where the suspect fired at them with a rifle, authorities said. One officer suffered a graze wound to his head.
Police believe Dorner then headed north on Magnolia into Riverside.
About 1:35 a.m., two Riverside police officers on routine patrol were ambushed while stopped at a red light at Magnolia and Arlington avenues. They were shot repeatedly with an assault rifle. Crain died at the scene. The other officer, who Crain was training, was hit at least six times.
Later Thursday morning, Dorner's smoldering truck was found in Big Bear. A manhunt was launched in the San Bernardino Mountains, with hundreds of officers going door-to-door searching cabins, bloodhounds trying to find a trail and helicopters with thermal imaging technology scanning for signs of the fugitive.
A $1 million reward was offered for information leading to Dorner's capture and conviction. The Riverside County district attorney's office filed one murder charge and three attempted murder charges against Dorner on Monday.