AP Source: Christopher Dorner's License Found In Burned Cabin - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

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

Posted: Updated:

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.

PREVIOUS COVERAGE:

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.

Previous Coverage:

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.

Previous Coverage:

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.

PREVIOUS COVERAGE:

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.

PREVIOUS STORY:

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.

PREVIOUS COVERAGE:

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.

PREVIOUS COVERAGE:

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.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 44 Riverside homes destroyed or damaged in storm

    44 Riverside homes destroyed or damaged in storm

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:46:53 GMT
    RIVERSIDE, Wash. - Many families were still at the Red Cross Shelter set up at Riverside High School in Riverside this morning.An afternoon storm destroyed or damaged 44 of their homes and knocked down close to 100 trees in Riverside Village Mobile Home Park.Many residents said the storm looked like a tornado as it swept through their neighborhood.>>
    RIVERSIDE, Wash. - Many families were still at the Red Cross Shelter set up at Riverside High School in Riverside this morning.An afternoon storm destroyed or damaged 44 of their homes and knocked down close to 100 trees in Riverside Village Mobile Home Park.Many residents said the storm looked like a tornado as it swept through their neighborhood.>>
  • 10 Cheapest Houses For Sale In Spokane

    10 Cheapest Houses For Sale In Spokane

    Wednesday, November 27 2013 2:35 AM EST2013-11-27 07:35:08 GMT
    Whether you are in the market for an affordable place to live or are in the business of flipping houses, here are the 10 cheapest homes for sale in Spokane according to AllSpokaneHomes.com.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Whether you are in the market for an affordable place to live or are in the business of flipping houses, here are the 10 cheapest homes for sale in Spokane according to AllSpokaneHomes.com. Yes, they all need some work and some need a lot more than others, but when your mortgage payment is around the $200/month range there's at least something to stay positive about.>>
  • Person injured by falling tree branches outside Spokane courthouse

    Person injured by falling tree branches outside Spokane courthouse

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:35:37 GMT
    One person was injured when strong winds caused tree branches to fall to the ground outside the Spokane County Courthouse in Wednesday afternoon.Fire crews and police officers told KHQ the person who was hit by the branches was quickly taken to the hospital.>>
    One person was injured when strong winds caused tree branches to fall to the ground outside the Spokane County Courthouse in Wednesday afternoon.Fire crews and police officers told KHQ the person who was hit by the branches was quickly taken to the hospital.>>
  • Top Stories from KHQTop StoriesMore>>

  • PHOTOS: Severe storm causes power outages, damage to homes

    PHOTOS: Severe storm causes power outages, damage to homes

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:04:59 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A storm seemed to leave just as fast as it arrived Wednesday in Spokane. High winds blew over trees and utility lines, causing widespread power outages and some severe property damage. INSIDE>>>| Power Outages | PHOTOS |>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A storm seemed to leave just as fast as it arrived Wednesday in Spokane. High winds blew over trees and utility lines, causing widespread power outages and some severe property damage. INSIDE>>>| Power Outages | PHOTOS |>>
  • Guard, suspect wounded in Seattle bank shooting

    Guard, suspect wounded in Seattle bank shooting

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:40:08 GMT
    SEATTLE (AP) - Harborview Medical Center says two men wounded in a shooting at a Seattle bank are in critical condition. Police say a 46-year-old security guard and a 30-year-old suspect were both shot with the guard's gun in a struggle about 11 a.m.>>
    SEATTLE (AP) - Harborview Medical Center says two men wounded in a shooting at a Seattle bank are in critical condition. Police say a 46-year-old security guard and a 30-year-old suspect were both shot with the guard's gun in a struggle about 11 a.m.
    >>
  • Action Cam: Lavender season at 'Fleur de Provence'

    Action Cam: Lavender season at 'Fleur de Provence'

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:49:45 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Nestled at the base of the beautiful Green Bluff farming community just north of Spokane, Fleur de Provence Lavender Farm overlooks the ever-changing wheat fields of Peone Prairie. While miles away from our namesake in Provence, France, a visit to our farm provides a similar experience.>>
    KHQ.COM - Nestled at the base of the beautiful Green Bluff farming community just north of Spokane, Fleur de Provence Lavender Farm overlooks the ever-changing wheat fields of Peone Prairie. While miles away from our namesake in Provence, France, a visit to our farm provides a similar experience.
    >>