Fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner hid in a mountain condominium as a door-to-door manhunt took place outside and, after he finally made his break, apparently killed himself with a gunshot to the head amid a fiery battle with police.
Officials say that the burned remains found in a Southern California mountain cabin have been positively identified as fugitive former police officer Christopher Dorner.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff maintained Wednesday that his deputies did not intentionally burn down the mountain cabin where a wanted former LAPD police officer is thought to have died.
It now turns out that as police searched the Big Bear Lake area of California for days, fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner was hiding in a vacation cabin across the street from their command post.
Christopher Dorner, the former police officer who was suspected of killing four people and was the subject of an intense statewide manhunt, has died after being barricaded in a cabin that was later engulfed in flames, CBS News has learned from law enforcement sources.
Los Angeles authorities on Sunday offered a $1 million reward for information leading to the arrest of Christopher Dorner, the former police officer suspected in three killings.
As an ex-cop, Christopher Dorner knows the police playbook back-to-front, which makes the job of tracking and taking him down even tougher.
The name of the officer is not being released while the suspect, Christopher Dorner, remains at large. Dorner is the subject of a widespread manhunt that focused on the mountain community of Big Bear late Thursday.
Police were searching Thursday for 33-year-old Christopher Dorner, a former Los Angeles Police Department officer, after he was named a suspect Wednesday night in a double homicide in Irvine.