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Feb 13, 2013

Law Enforcement

Charred human remains found in burned cabin
Charred human remains have been found in the burned cabin where police believe fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner was holed up after trading gunfire with law enforcement, authorities said. If the body is identified to be Dorner's, the standoff would end a weeklong manhunt for the ex-LAPD officer and Navy reserve lieutenant, who is accused of going on a revenge-fueled spree following his firing by the Los Angeles Police Department several years ago. Four people have died allegedly at Dorner's hands.
Los Angeles Times

One deputy dead, one in surgery after shootout with murder suspect Christopher Dorner
One of the two deputies shot during a gun battle with Christopher Dorner today has died, according to an official with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. The other officer was in surgery, but should be fine, Sheriff John McMahon said during an Tuesday afternoon press conference. The deputies were injured about 12:30 p.m. after they pursued reports of a stolen vehicle near a Club View Drive cabin. When the deputies located the stolen vehicle the suspect, who matched the description of murder suspect Dorner, fled and barricaded himself in a nearby cabin.
Los Angeles News Group

'A bittersweet night,' Chief Beck says
As he traveled to Loma Linda University Medical Center, where a wounded San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy was undergoing surgery, a somber Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said: "It is a bittersweet night. This could have ended much better, it could have ended worse. I feel for the family of the deputy who lost his life." The deputy who died was allegedly shot by Christopher Dorner, the subject of an intense manhunt in the Southland for more than a week.
Los Angeles Times

Governor to attend slain officer's funeral
California Gov. Jerry Brown will be among thousands expected to pay tribute Wednesday to Riverside police Officer Michael Crain, who was killed last week while on duty. Brown's office announced Tuesday that he would attend the officer's funeral in Riverside. Crain was shot Thursday, Feb. 7, while patrolling with his partner, a trainee whose name has not been released. The partner also was shot and is expected to recover.
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Maids stumbled on suspect, were tied up, then called 911
The discovery of a man that police believe to be fugitive ex-cop Christopher Jordan Dorner began when two maids stumbled upon him Tuesday as they arrived to clean a vacant cabin near ski resorts in the Big Bear area. Just after the maids saw the suspect, he tied the two up, took a car from the residence and left, according to a law enforcement official. One of the maids was eventually able to break free at the residence in the 1200 block of Club View Drive, close to Snow Summit and Bear Mountain Resort, and called 911 at 12:20 p.m.
Los Angeles Times

Wildlife officer spotted ex-cop on mountain road
California state officials provided more details about the first encounter between fugitive former LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner and authorities Tuesday afternoon, prior to a gun battle with authorities that left one sheriff's deputy dead and another injured. A California Department of Fish and Wildlife officer encountered Dorner on California 38 while driving in the opposite direction, the department said. The wildlife officer recognized the wanted ex-officer and began to follow.
Los Angeles Times

High drama over ex-cop plays out in gunbattle and flames
Just as President Obama was preparing to put gun violence squarely in the national political agenda with his address to Congress, a dramatic firefight broke out Tuesday in California that vividly illustrates the stakes of the debate. Law enforcement officers exchanged shots with a man who they say appeared to be fugitive ex-policeman Christopher Dorner, wanted in the revenge slayings of three people, as he surfaced in the San Bernardino mountains east of Los Angeles after eluding police for a week.
USA Today

Officers ended standoff because of threat, sources say
Officers decided to end the standoff at the cabin where Christopher Jordan Dorner was believed to be holed up because they considered him a severe and immediate threat to officers and the public, law enforcement authorities said Tuesday night. In typical barricade situations with armed suspects, commanders at the scene try to calibrate their response between negotiating a peaceful resolution over an extended period and taking quick action.
Los Angeles Times


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