Christopher Dorner confirmed dead

The biggest manhunt in Southern California history ended in a blaze of glory Tuesday night -- just as Christopher Dorner had predicted in his online manifesto.

Dorner, 33, went on a shooting rampage to seek revenge for what he believed was his wrongful termination from the LAPD in 2008. On Monday Dorner was officially charged (in absentia) with the deaths of 2 LAPD officers and the attempted murders of 2 other officers.

After eluding a joint task force of law enforcement officers across California for a week, Dorner was spotted by a state Fish and Wildlife officer as he drove a stolen truck near Big Bear, California Tuesday. Dorner and the officer exchanged gunfire and Dorner crashed the pickup truck.

The former Navy veteran then abandoned the stolen truck and ran into the nearby woods. He took refuge in an empty rental cabin which was quickly surrounded by San Bernardino officers. A fierce gun battle erupted and two San Bernardino County officers were hit as Dorner attempted to escape out of the back of the cabin.

One officer later died of his injuries and a 2nd officer was in surgery but expected to survive. SWAT officers returned fire and lobbed tear gas canisters into the wooden structure, pushing Dorner back inside.

According to a law enforcement source, police had broken down windows, fired tear gas into the cabin and blasted over a loud speaker urging Dorner to surrender. When they got no response, police deployed a vehicle to rip down the walls of the cabin "one by one, like peeling an onion," a law enforcement official said.

By the time they got to the last wall, authorities heard a single gunshot, the source said. Then flames began to spread through the structure, and gunshots, probably set off by the fire, were heard. Source

LAPD officials confirmed Dorner's charred body was pulled out of the burned cabin tonight, a source told the LA Times.

Police suspect Dorner shot himself when he was cornered and trapped inside the cabin. It isn't clear if the tear gas canisters ignited the flames that totally consumed the cabin, or if Dorner set the fire himself.

Dorner was fired from the LAPD in 2008 for making false statements about another LAPD officer.

In his angry 11-page manifesto posted to Facebook, Dorner named targets within the LAPD and he promised to use "every bit of small arms training, demolition, ordnance and survival training I've been given" to bring "warfare" to LAPD officers and their families.

At the peak of the intense manhunt for Dorner, officials had placed 50 LAPD officers and their families under police protection.

Among Dorner's first victims were the daughter of a former LAPD captain and her fiance, who were shot to death as they sat in their car near their home Sunday night.

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    • MZN

      I'm actually sad about this... I know he killed people which I don't agree with, but a part of me was hoping he would get away...

    • http://twritingexperts.wordpress.com StillB3lieve

      I just think there is more to this story...

    • that_VA_thickchick

      I just wonder if that really, truly is his body in the cabin. RIP

    • miss_meka

      Part me of says there's more to this story too..

    • Cuban Princess

      StillB3lieve says:
      I just think there is more to this story…

      :cosign: it just doesn't sound right

    • that_VA_thickchick

      He done left a body in that cabin and he hiding in the woods somewhere like Paul Bunyan.

    • PumpkinsMama

      What I said? Dead by midnite! :tea:

    • PumpkinsMama

      They're not sure if the canisters caused the fire...riiiiiiight :rolleyes: They roasted that ninja on purpose :tea:

    • Paige

      I’m actually sad about this… I know he killed people which I don’t agree with, but a part of me was hoping he would get away…

      Why would you want him to get away with it??? Would you want him to get off if that was your family he killed?

    • LSLH

      I knew he would die rather than face charges. I really thought that the LAPD would kill him rather than he kill himself. That's still someone's child. I hope he asked for forgiveness. If he did indeed commit suicide, then we know where he is right now.

    • omidan2011

      Opps, posted wrong link earlier.

      LAPD just contradicted earlier reports. They are now saying no body/remains were found in the burned cabin.

      http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2013/02/12/police-checking-reports-that-ex-lapd-officer-dorner-sighted/

    • SexyToothpic

      There is more to this story. Too many missing links. Too many in the Navy/Army committing suicide.....

      Good Night Roses :bye:

    • Avanti

      The LAPD wants to control the flow of info which is why they're now saying they don't have his body and can't confirm he's dead. He is though and they know it. I do believe he died via a bullet and not the fire. But they intentionally allowed that cabin to completely burn. It was over an hour before they allowed firemen to put out the blaze.

      Its a hell of a strategy...

      Glad its over!

    • PumpkinsMama

      If that's not his body (which has STILL yet to be confirmed)
      Run Christopher Run :wail:

    • buddapecan

      I haven't read the manifesto....did he say why he waited until 2013 to get revenge? I'm confused as to why he waited 5 years. Has he worked anywhere else since getting fired?

    • Flawless

      I don't know why, but I wanted this guy to get away. I want to know these secrets about these dirty cops.

    • Pickachu Tran

      The LAPD has something to hide and this man holds the KEY... I want to KNOW what he's holding on too that the LAPD doesnt want to get out...

      Now we may never know

    • MsB

      I don't think they killed him or he is dead... :shrug: I think either he got away or they have him held up and is torturing the heyul out of him...

    • MUNCHOSGIRL

      StillB3lieve says:

      I just think there is more to this story…

      I DO TOO......I DON'T THINK THEY WANT TO BRING HIM TO "JUSTICE" EITHER....SO FAR THEY HAVE SHOWED NOTHING LESS THAN BRING HIM IN IN A BODYBAG ATTITUDE. I FEEL HE KNOWS A LOT MORE THAN WHAT THEY ARE SAYING....I HOPE HE HAS SOME RECORDINGS SOMEWHERE LEFT WITH INSTRUCTIONS.

    • Nakeya_j

      I don't think he is dead. I'm praying he escaped. Run Christopher run!!! The LAPD just hopes he is in there. Lol this man waited 5 years to get his plans together. Smh. He was ready and I just don't think he's dead.

    • LadieLeo

      Morning All,

      I don't think he's dead either. I'm not really a conspiracy theorist but for some reason.....

    • that_VA_thickchick

      Nakeya_j says:

      I don’t think he is dead. I’m praying he escaped. Run Christopher run!!! The LAPD just hopes he is in there. Lol this man waited 5 years to get his plans together. Smh. He was ready and I just don’t think he’s dead.
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      :cosign:

    • ShoYaRight

      The LAPD and everyone else gonna learn that you can't continue to do folks dirty and think you are gonna get away with. Times is hard, folks is hungry and patience is low. This man served his country honorably in the military for years and then turned around gave his life to the police force and when he spoke out against injustice, do they reward this brave soul for doing the right thing? Hail no! They dismissed him and his career without a second thought. Take away a man's livleihood and name and what does he have left? Stop playing with folks. It's real out here in these streets.

    • Crickett

      I think he was dead before the fire, suicide by fire is too painful who would sit while their skin melts off the bone? I think he was following the headlines that he was suspected to have escaped to Mexico and thought it was safe to move his location.

    • sassyshe

      :waves:
      Morning all, I really dont think he's dead but its the LAPD, you wont ever get the real truth

    • Genia

      Good morning Roses and Thorns... :kiss:

      Now for my rant....
      DId you think for one moment that this man would be brought in alive. Did you believe that he would walk down the halls of justice for a trial by his peers. Did you think for one moment that he would not be targeted....

      No Trial, No new LAPD Investigation, No witnesses....

    • AlabamaSky

      This whole thing is SHADY! There is obviously a reason they wanted him dead aside from the fact that he killed those people. We all know OJ killed Nicole and Ron Goldman and he STILL got his day(s) in court. Somethin' in the milk ain't clean :no:. Nonetheless, I didn't want him to "get away". That's just ridiculous.

    • AlabamaSky

      Crickett says:

      I think he was dead before the fire, suicide by fire is too painful who would sit while their skin melts off the bone? I think he was following the headlines that he was suspected to have escaped to Mexico and thought it was safe to move his location.
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      Eeeeeeekkkk!!! The thought alone smh