Deputy killed in shootout with Dorner near Big Bear

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. — One San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputy died of wounds suffered during a shootout with murder suspect Christopher Dorner, sources told the Los Angeles Times.

Big Bear Dorner shootoutDorner is believed to be surrounded in a cabin near Big Bear, according to law enforcement sources. All mountain highways in the area have been closed.

Dorner allegedly shot and wounded two San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies during the gunfight, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

Dozens of law enforcement officers raced the last reported scene of a gun battle near the 7 Oaks cabin area about 20 mile south of Big Bear Lake.

“There are deputies everywhere on the ground and on foot,” said Cindy Bachman, a San Bernardino County sheriff’s spokeswoman.

The shooting occurred after Dorner burglarized a home on Club View Drive, tied up a couple and stole a white pickup truck, authorities said. Deputies responded to a vehicle theft about 12:22 p.m., and the resident who reported the theft said the suspect matched Dorner’s description.

Deputies located the stolen pickup a short time later off Highway 38 on Glass Road. The driver, thought to be Dorner, ran from the truck and took refuge in a cabin, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies and the man in the cabin exchanged gunfire, and the two deputies were wounded in the exchange, the department reported. Both men were airlifted to a hospital. Their conditions were not immediately known.

It was not known for certain if Dorner was still in the cabin or had fled the scene.

47 comments

    • Guest

      "Go Dorner !!!! I believe the police department did you unjustly…. MANY people do. " VERY STUPID YOU CAN ROT IN HELL, FOR SAYING SOMETHING LIKE THAT, DO YOU REALLY THINK THAT WHAT HE IS REALLY DOING IS RIGHT? WATCH WHEN HE KILLS YOUR MOTHER AND FATHER THEN WHAT? YOU'LL STILL CHEER? WHAT ABOUT YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER, THINK BEFORE YOU ACT, IGNORANT PEASENT

    • Paddy

      Wow so you justify murder of several people as a proper response to possible unfair treatment on the job. Which prior to this instance Donner had been written up. So what if someone had felt your response to this situation should be handled in such a manor. What if it was your family killed because you responded in such a way. Murder is never a justifiable option.

    • San Diegan

      Are they planning to take Dorner out using a drone strike? The FAA has ordered all news helicopters out of the big bear area. WTF!? Something big is happening, all the while we shouldn't forget about Obama and his state of the union and CISPA..

      Btw, I applaud you for standing for the truth despite the negative feedback. 3 people died and the stupid community is outraged. Really? What about the 200+ innocent civilians (mainly children) being blown to pieces by OUR Government's drones? Why isn't anyone pissed about that?!

    • Bill

      You're an IDIOT thinking that just because there is "speculation" that he was done wrong by the LA Police, that gave him justification to do what he did to completely innocent people that had absolutely nothing to do with his termination.

      So, what you're saying is that "every" person that is terminated from their job "justified or not" can go out and shoot anyone???????

      You should have been in that cabin with him!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • les

      well your hero is dead, time for you to follow him….if you believe that you're as much use to the real world as he was…nothing!

  • moralrules

    even if the police department "did him wrong", how does that make what he is doing RIGHT? My dad always taught me "two wrongs don't make a right". Apparently, people nowadays aren't taught basic morals.

    • Cheryl

      He lost his mind and now he will be killed for it! I feel bad for him. He was pushed beyond his limits and has lead to this :( I have also lived in L.A. and know how dirty they play!

  • grieving

    you should rethink that comment. one of the people he murdered was a close family friend of ours and for anyone to condone Dorner's actions is ludacris and inhumane

  • Guest

    "Go Dorner !!!! I believe the police department did you unjustly…. MANY people do. " VERY STUPID YOU CAN ROT IN HELL, FOR SAYING SOMETHING LIKE THAT, DO YOU REALLY THINK THAT WHAT HE IS REALLY DOING IS RIGHT? WATCH WHEN HE KILLS YOUR MOTHER AND FATHER THEN WHAT? YOU'LL STILL CHEER? WHAT ABOUT YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER, THINK BEFORE YOU ACT, IGNORANT PEASENT

    • tony

      p.s. you idiots, If he just tied up two people, stole theur car, and was in a shootout with the police, you dont think he's guilty of killing 3 people????? how stupid are you?????
      But, like the previous person said, let him kill someone in your family and then it woyld be different, right??? ignorant idiots!!

  • Guest

    I don't believe anything if the only "evidence" (and there's no evidence so far, just an investigation) is the word of law enforcement.

  • Guest

    Matched suspect's description? Let me guess: any black guy – or, if it's the cops making ID two Latina ladies or a white guy.

  • Greg

    Remeber the Alamo Dorner, don't let them take you alive….not likely they will let you walk from this one Chris and tell about the LA corruption…prayers with you big guy!

    • San Diegan

      Hopefully he can get the truth out completely before the government shuts him up for good. Utilitarianism.. props to him!!

      • les

        greg and san diegan..there is as much room on this world for you as there was for him he's usedup his time and so have you….we don't need your kind and this world will never ever be right for you..time to leave?

  • San Diegan

    You people really believe what the mainstream media is telling you?? How sad.

    Dorner only did what he did (no matter how heinous it was) to gain national attention. He knew what he was doing when he killed those people. It was the only way the nation will pay attention to his story.

    Notice how the government is trying to shut him up? Why isn't media coverage this intense when it's just a regular civilian who murdered his pregnant wife/girlfriend or rapes children?? Why the $1million reward? Why is the government allowing the 1st use of Drones attacking U.S. citizens to happen to Dorner?

    Wake up people. The news doesn't tell you the truth. They tell you what they (the government) wants you to believe. Smh.

  • gary

    If the cops gun Dorner down we the people need to wear a black armband to show our solidairity against the cops of LA that wear the LAPD Badge of Shame.

    • les

      knock your self out gary…walk around the city with you support for dorner showing…you might want to be prepared for the beat down you would get….I'm ashamed of you….

  • ex cop

    paybacks a bitch . fucken pigs always power trippin and they get away with shyt. seriuosly why would he do that sumtin happen and the media aint talking . fucken pigs need to open there eyes people are getting tired .

      • les

        amy amy amy can't even get your own story right..they were asian if it makes any difference..now that your hero is dead hoe can you go on?

  • So and so

    Go Dorner! at least he didnt shoot those two people like the freakn cops did to those poor chinese ladies in Torrance.

  • raulsprincess

    If the LAPD did him wrong he should have obtained a lawyer a sued them instead of killing innocent people. The families of those people that did him wrong are not to blame. These killings are senseless!!!

  • Brandon B.

    All these people against the police, and rooting for a murderer are just plain stupid. You may be complaining about something police gave you a hard time for and feel resentment, but in reality you probably did something. One day your gonna need help and need to call someone for assistance, and maybe you'll see how much these officers risk their lives on a daily basis. As we speak everyone of the officers on duty is at risk, as long as this man is on the loose. All these people think its funny to root on a killer, but in actuality they would be terrified and traumatized to see a killing in person. I do not wish death upon him, but severe injury would be suffice, to live with the pain, like the families have to live with from a sudden loss. Guilty or innocent these fallen officers and family members did not deserve death with out a fair trial.

  • Annie

    Life is not a video game, when Dorner is going off shooting people they are not just collateral damage, they are real people with lives and families, people who love them. Ironically, the same people who are cheering Dorner are the self-same people who would be first on the band wagon about police brutality – which, by the way, is what he was fired for. He was fired from the LAPD for excessively brutal treatment of criminals. Because he got caught doing it, he took revenge on the FAMILY of the party he held responsible – not even on the person he held responsible, because he wanted to maximize suffering. He has subsequently killed others. On what planet are his actions justified?

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