Police were in a fierce gunfight with the fugitive ex-LAPD cop suspected of killing three and declaring war on the force, with the wanted man holed up in a cabin in the San Bernardino Mountains, law enforcement sources said.
Two police officers were reportedly injured, and it was not known if Christopher Dorner was hit in the dramatic battle that unfolded Tuesday afternoon in the resort area of Big Bear. Dorner, who has vowed not to be taken alive, was firing at police and using smoke grenades. It was not clear what other weapons he had inside the cabin.
“Everyone is very hopeful that this thing ends without any more bloodshed,” LAPD Commander Andrew Smith said at a Tuesday evening news conference in Los Angeles, as LAPD and San Bernadino police tensely manned positions around the cabin. “The best thing for him now would be to surrender.
“There is a tremendous sense of apprehension about our officers here,” Smith added.