Breaking: Fugitive Chris Dorner “pinned down” by California police
posted at 5:01 pm on February 12, 2013 by Allahpundit
Via Ace, two cops have already been shot but Dorner’s reportedly “pinned down” so the end, hopefully, is near. Details are sketchy right now: The word on cable news is that Dorner broke into someone’s cabin, tied up the couple that owned it, and was then intercepted by police shortly afterward. He may or may not have opened fire at a roadblock. Here’s the live feed from Big Bear. Stand by for updates.
Update: Dorner now holed up in a cabin and surrounded?
Update: More from the LA Times:
The shooting occurred after Dorner burglarized a home, tied up a couple and stole a white pickup truck, sources said. San Bernardino County sheriff’s spokeswoman Jodi Miller confirmed deputies responded to a vehicle theft about 12:20 p.m., and the resident who reported the theft said the suspect matched Dorner’s description.
The U.S. Forest Service confirms there was an exchange of gunfire between officers on foot and the suspect, in the Santa Ana River drainage, north of State Highway 38 and south of Big Bear Valley. At least one officer of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife was involved, said John Miller, San Bernardino National Forest spokesman. That officer is not believed to be injured.
Hundreds of cops had searched for him on the mountain in the last few days. Where was he hiding?
Update: At long last, civilization mercifully comes to an end:
CBS LA just said that Dorner supporters have shown up in Big Bear with signs. Unreal.
— John Ekdahl, Jr. (@JohnEkdahl) February 12, 2013
Update: One of the cops shot by Dorner has reportedly died. Meanwhile, here’s what MSNBC is talking about.