The Christopher Dorner shootout has resulted in yet another tragedy, as a deputy was gunned down and another injured in their pursuit of Dorner.
Dorner, a former LAPD officer who is accused of killing multiple people and has become the subject of a massive manhunt, is said to be currently surrounded in a cabin by hundreds of armed officers.
The cabin, too, was reported to have been engulfed in flames as of this afternoon.
According to the LA Times, police on the scene that are in pursuit of Dorner have asked TV stations to cut their live broadcasts of the manhunt. The concern is that Dorner may be watching the broadcasts from the cabin, and able to counteract any maneuvers that are initiated by police.
LAPD Commander Andy Smith has made a public plea to Dorner to turn himself in, especially in the wake of the deputy that was killed.
“Everyone is very hopeful that this thing can end without any further bloodshed,” Smith said, later adding that “there is a tremendous sense of apprehension among our officers here.”
For more on the Chris Dorner shootout, as well as the progress of the manhunt, be sure to return to this column for more information.