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AP Source: Christopher Dorner's License Found In Burned Cabin

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BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) - An official briefed on the investigation tells The Associated Press that a wallet with a California driver's license with the name Christopher Dorner has been found in the rubble of a cabin.
    
A charred body was also found inside after a shootout and fire.
    
Authorities believe the remains are those of the former Los Angeles police officer, but they have not been formally identified.
    
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation and says the charred body and personal items were found in the basement of the burned cabin. The area is in the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles.
    
Two sheriff's deputies were also shot, one fatally. Dorner is also suspected of earlier killing a young couple and a police officer, and wounding two other officers.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that the man believed to be fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner never came out of a California mountain cabin engulfed in flames.
    
The person who requested anonymity because of the ongoing investigation said a single gunshot apparently fired inside the cabin was heard just before the fire broke out Tuesday.
    
Officials were waiting for the fire to burn out before approaching the ruins to search for a body.
    
Authorities believe Dorner barricaded himself in the cabin after exchanging gunfire with deputies, killing one and wounding another.

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BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) - One of the deputies involved in the shootout with Christopher Dorner has died from his injuries. The other remains in the hospital.

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BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say the former Los Angeles police officer wanted for killing three people is holed up in a cabin miles from where his truck was found.
    
A sheriff's official says Christopher Dorner stole a vehicle Tuesday near Big Bear Lake, abandoned it after a chase, ran into the forest and barricaded himself in the cabin. He got into a gunfight with officers, two of whom were injured.
    
As the crow flies, it's about five miles from where Dorner's pickup was found Thursday, though a ridge with peaks topping 8,000 feet lies between the locations. By road, the areas are about 30 miles apart.
    
The manhunt for Dorner began Wednesday. In an online post, he targeted dozens of people he feels are responsible for his firing from the LAPD in 2008.

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BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a fugitive ex-Los Angeles police officer is barricaded in a cabin in the Southern California mountains.
    
Someone in the Big Bear Lake area reported a stolen vehicle Tuesday and described the suspect as looking very similar to Christopher Dorner.
    
The vehicle was found and the person ran into the forest and barricaded himself inside a cabin.
    
Authorities say a short time later there was an exchange of gunfire between law enforcement and the suspect.
    
Two law enforcement officers are being airlifted to a local hospital with unknown injuries.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two law officers have reportedly been wounded in a gunfight in the mountains east of Los Angeles with a person believed to be a former Los Angeles police officer.
    
State Fish and Wildlife Assistant Chief Dan Sforza tells KCAL-TV that two officers were wounded in the shootout. It's not clear which agency they belong to.
    
Sforza says game wardens spotted Christopher Dorner in a vehicle on Highway 38 and attempted to pull him over.
    
Gunfire was exchanged. Dorner bailed out of the vehicle and ran into the woods.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Law enforcement officers have engaged in a gun battle in the mountains of California with a person believed to be a former Los Angeles police officer.
    
The noise of the gun battle was broadcast by KCAL-TV, whose reporter suddenly found himself near the fight. Someone could be heard yelling at the reporter to get out of the area.
    
Road blocks are up around Big Bear, where Christopher Dorner's burned-out pickup was found Thursday.
    
Authorities have been conducting  a manhunt in the area since last week.
    
He's accused of killing a couple and another cop.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - A law enforcement official says a person believed to be the fugitive ex-Los Angeles cop sought in three killings has exchanged gunfire with authorities in the San Bernardino Mountains.
    
The officer requested anonymity because the officer was not authorized to speak publicly about the ongoing investigation.
    
The officer tells The Associated Press it's believed Christopher Dorner committed a residential burglary of a cabin and had a couple tied up in the cabin. One was able to get away and make a call.
    
Authorities responded to the location and gave chase Tuesday when Dorner fled in a stolen car. Gunfire was exchanged.

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