A person confirmed to be former LAPD cop, fugitive and alleged murderer Christopher Dorner exchanged gunfire with police today, officials say.
A law enforcement source says Dorner fired on authorities in the San Bernardino Mountains after he burglarized a cabin and had a couple tied up in there.
One was able to get away and make a call. Authorities responded to the location and gave chase mid-day Tuesday when Dorner fled in a stolen car.
At that point, gunfire was exchanged. A second source said there was an active crime scene; it is not immediately clear whether Dorner is in custody.
UPDATE, 5:35 p.m. EST: Authorities believe Dorner is barricaded in a cabin in the mountains. Vehicles leaving the area are being searched at gunpoint.
UPDATE, 6:30 p.m. EST: Cops believe they are poised to get their man and that they "have him cornered." A perimeter has been established by cops.
UPDATE, 7:15 p.m. EST: Dorner is using smoke grenades to fend off police, and two officers have reportedly been shot; one is believed to be dead.
UPDATE, 8:00 p.m. EST: The cabin is on fire, according to TMZ. A person on the scene says it's "completely engulfed in flames." It's unclear if Dorner is still inside.
UPDATE, 9:30 p.m. EST: The cabin has burned to the ground. Police are surrounding the property and waiting to move in to search for any sign of Dorner.
UPDATE, 2/13: It will take awhile to make a positive ID but remains are among the ashes and police are all but certain they will find Chris Dorner dead.
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