Fugitive Ex-Cop Was Hiding in Plain Sight in
House Just HALF a MILE From Police Command Center... as It Is Revealed
Officer NEVER Searched the Neighborhood
Michael Zennie, Thomas Durante, and Lydia Warren
details have emerged today about the moment police smashed their
way into the mountain cabin where Christopher Dorner made his last
show the small building burned to the ground after it caught fire
following a raging gun battle in which the fugitive ex-LAPD cop
shot dead one sheriff's deputy and gravely wounded another in the
mountains of San Bernardino National Forest on Tuesday.
one report, furious SWAT officers shouted 'burn that f****** house
down!' before the cabin went up in flames. An armored police vehicle
knocked down the walls of the cabin in an attempt to flush Dorner
It was revealed
on Wednesday afternoon that police used incendiary tear gas canisters
which are known to cause fires in an attempt to flush
Dorner out. The CS gas canisters are similar to the type that caused
the 1993 blaze in Waco, Texas, that killed 76 members o the Branch
believe the charred human remains found in the basement of the cabin
are Dorner, 33. A single gunshot was heard from the cabin before
it was fully engulfed in the blaze.
local governments, business leaders and police unions pool their
money to offer a $1million reward two days before Dorner's capture.
It is unknown who will collect the cash now that Dorner is dead.
Dorner to the cabin after a California Fish and and Wildlife game
warden spotted him driving a truck he had carjacked from a Boy Scout
pursuit, Dorner rolled down the window of the truck and opened fire
on the conservation officer with a handgun striking his patrol
vehicle several times.
a 35-year-old former U.S. Marine, got out of his car and fired 20
rounds with a high-power .308-caliber M-14 battle rifle a
semiautomatic weapon that offers much more power than traditional
assault rifles, the Los
Angeles Times reports.
are thought to have caused Dorner to crash his truck. He was forced
to bail out and flee on foot to a nearby cabin.
It was there
that heavily-armed SWAT officers from the San Bernardino County
Sheriff's Office engaged the former U.S. Navy Reserve lieutenant
in a running gun battle.
terrifying footage of officers taking cover and firing into the
cabin. Hundreds of rounds could be heard.
As the battle
unfolded, Dorner tossed a smoke grenade and tried to escape out
the back door of the structure.
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