Updated: Dorner dead, deputy killed after cabin standoff

Chris Dorner

SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAINS – Authorities Tuesday afternoon announced that ex-LAPD officer and triple-murder suspect Christopher Dorner apparently stole a vehicle, shot two officers and then barricaded himself in a mountain cabin near the Big Bear area.

At 3 p.m., Tuesday (Feb. 12), Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Andrew Smith made the following comments at a televised press conference:

Today at about 12:22 p.m., San Bernardino sheriffs were in the hunt for Christopher Dorner up in the Big Bear area. They received a call of a stolen vehicle in the 1200 Block of Club View Drive.

When they responded there, they received information from the person reporting that the stolen vehicle was stolen by an individual that appeared to be very similar to Christopher Dorner.

They immediately conducted a ground and an air search for this vehicle and they were able to locate it at Highway 38 and Glass Road, where the suspect in the vehicle fled into the forest.

Shortly thereafter, this individual barricaded himself in one of the cabins there, and an exchange of gunfire occurred. During that exchange of gunfire, two officers were injured. They’ve been airlifted to a local hospital. Right now their condition is unknown.

The Los Angeles Police Department has sent resources out to the San Bernardino County Airport. Our resources are waiting there for authorization from the San Bernardino County Sheriffs to assist them.

So this is a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Investigation. This is their lead. They have the incident command out there. We are there to support them, only if asked. That is as much as I have on that particular incident out there.”

Read the very latest updates on this story here.

Read Dorner’s manifesto in full here.

UPDATED @4 pm: One of the officers shot by the man believed to be Dorner passed away at Loma Linda Medical Center, according to various media reports. The man was a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputy.

UPDATED: At around 4:20 p.m., the cabin where Dorner was believed to be holed up was on fire, according to a live television broadcast.

UPDATED @ 7:45 pm: Several media outlets are reporting that a charred body found in the burned out cabin appears to be Dorner, though no official confirmation has been made.

UPDATE @ 8:10 pm: There has been no body found in the cabin, LAPD Spokesman Andrew Smith announced just minutes ago. Smith said the burned cabin has not been entered by investigators and any reports of a body being found in the cabin are false.

UPDATED @ 9:45 pm: The Sheriff’s Headquarter’s Bureau just issued the following update.

On Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 12:22 p.m, deputies working the Big Bear area search for Christopher Dorner responded to the 1200 block of Club View Dr. for a reported stolen vehicle. The reporting party said the suspect took their vehicle and described the suspect as looking very similar to Dorner. Deputies immediately began a search on the ground and from the air for the vehicle.
The vehicle was located at Hwy 38 and Glass Rd.

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. Two San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies were injured during the gunfire and taken to the Loma Linda Hospital. At approximately 2:24 p.m., one of the deputies was pronounced deceased. The deputy wounded in today’s incident has undergone surgery and medical personnel are optimistic as to his recovery. However, it is believed several additional surgeries will be required.

A fire erupted in the cabin in which the suspect had barricaded himself. The cabin remains unsafe for investigators to enter and it is unknown when the structure will be deemed safe. It is believed the suspect is inside the cabin. Homicide investigators have responded and are conducting an investigation.A press conference is scheduled for tomorrow [Feb. 13] at 4:00 p.m. at Sheriff’s Headquarters located at 655 E. Third Street in San Bernardino.

Jeremiah MacKay

Jeremiah MacKay

UPDATED @ 11 pm: Investigators announced they have located charred human remains within the debris of the burned out cabin. Identification will be attempted through forensic means.

UPDATED  2/13/13: During a press conference today, San Bernardino Sheriff John McMahon released the name of Detective Jeremiah MacKay, who was killed in the line of duty on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. Detective MacKay was 35-years-old and a 15-year veteran of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff McMahon also released the name of Deputy Alexander Collins, a 5 year veteran, who sustained serious injuries during the ambush that occurred in Angelus Oaks. 

UPDATED 2/14/2013: Dorner confirmed dead. Dental records have confirmed that the charred body found in the cabin is Christopher Dorner, according to the San Bernardino Coroner’s Office.

  14 comments for “Updated: Dorner dead, deputy killed after cabin standoff

  1. May 8, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Chris Dorner is a great example of a saboteur. I only hope more people see that joining the LAPD is a great opportunity to get in, fit in and expose their crimes. Don’t just join to be a cop, be a martyr.

    & God bless your family

  2. Jd
    February 15, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Rip Chris dorner [removed] Lasd n lapd nothing but a corrupt system

    • frank rizzo
      February 15, 2013 at 7:04 am

      Dorner was a piece of S. and and told lies to try to further his own career and it backfired on him when he was fired. He was one of those individuals who loved drama and his love of drama caused him to loose his mind and he went insane. All murderers should get burned alive like dorner. RIH, Rest In Hell!

  3. February 14, 2013 at 6:04 am

    If anyone read his diatribe he said their would be orphans after he was done. He was a very disturbed individual who wanted his brain studied because he had concussions when he played football. Those who think he deserved more attention and less police action due to his race should stop and think if it was your daughter or son who was murdered for no reason than being born to a police officer.

  4. Thomas
    February 13, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    As we celebrate the end of this idiots meaningless life lets not forget the children of the police officers who will grow up without their daddy. There are some that feel sorry for this homicidal nut case. I am just glad that we the taxpayers no longer have to pay for the manhunt, trial, or mental treatment for this waste of life.

  5. Mark
    February 13, 2013 at 8:07 am

    burned alive and burning in hell

  6. really
    February 12, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    My heart heart goes out to the families of all those who have lost a loved one to this shallow narcissistic piece of trash. I hope that he burns in hell for the trauma he has caused. And to those who say he is noble for ” shining a light on the dark side of the LAPD”, Go F yourselves. Even if Dorners claims are true and he was a good cop, he negated all of that by killing innocents and cops who very well were probably the noble individual this piece of human excriment painted himself to be…. Once I hear he is dead I will celebrate his death and mourn the victims who gave their life to stop the chaos of a piece of turd who by many accounts was a prick…. Id pee on the guys corpse if civilians were allowed anywhere near it!

    • Kel
      February 12, 2013 at 6:27 pm

      Where was all your outrage when that coward shot 20 babies back east? Weren’t you one of the ones who claimed that baby murderer had mental issues? I surmise that Dorner has mental issues as well. He said so in his manifesto!

      • NRA member
        February 12, 2013 at 6:47 pm

        Anyone who kills innocent people must have mental problems, dorner and lanza they both were sick on the head, they both deserve to burn in hell

      • really
        February 12, 2013 at 8:15 pm

        No, I wasnt… All I said is that I shouldnt loose my rights because of people like those individuals…

    • Palmdale_Diego
      February 12, 2013 at 6:54 pm

      I’m betting/hoping he’s a well-done crispy critter by now.

      • sikntired
        February 12, 2013 at 7:29 pm

        And it’s been confirmed that he is indeed a crispy critter.
        Too bad it took so long.

  7. NRA member
    February 12, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    That idiot should not be caught alive.

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