Ex-Los Angeles officer, Christopher Dorner was located barricaded in a cabin in the San Bernardino Mountains Tuesday after a shootout that wounded two officers. The officers were airlifted to a local hospital. The extent of injuries is unknown at this time.
Two deputies in the Big Bear area were searching for Dorner when they responded on Tuesday, shortly after noon to a report of a stolen vehicle. The people that reported the stolen vehicle described the suspect as looking similar to Dorner.
The stolen vehicle was found and the suspect ran into a wooded area, barricading himself inside a cabin. As officers started to close in on the suspect, an exchange of gunfire began.
The search for Dorner began on Thursday after his truck was found in the Big Bear region.
Road blocks have been put up all around the Big Bear area.
Dorner, a former Navy reservist began eluding the police on Feb. 6 after authorities made a connection between Dorner and the slaying of a former police captain’s daughter and finance.
Within hours of the post, Dorner was declared extremely dangerous and the search began.
Dorner allegedly tried to steal a boat in San Diego and then ambushed police in Riverside County, shooting three and killing one.
The hunt for Dorner was unsuccessful until finding his truck on Thursday. Police found burnt weapons and camping gear with Dorner’s truck. At that point it was unclear if Dorner had fled into the San Bernardino Mountains or left the area.
Helicopters using heat-seeking technology to search the area, along with many officers and bloodhounds until the snowstorm set in.
Dorner was fired for filing a false report accusing a training officer of kicking a mentally ill suspect. Dorner also claimed that he was a victim of racism by the department. Dorner vowed to get even with all that wronged him.
Dorner made the comment, “You have awoken a sleeping giant."
Dorner’s first victim was 28-year-old Monica Quan, the daughter of former LAPD Captain Randall Quan who represented Dorner before the disciplinary board.
Monica and her finance, 27-year-old Keith Lawrence were shot multiple times in their car in a parking garage near their condo.