Report: Christopher Dorner exchanges gunfire with police in Big Bear; Officers down; Update: Reports that one officer died, cabin in flames

Breaking news this afternoon in the manhunt for ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner, suspected of killing three people.

Police responded to a hostage situation in Big Bear.

A gunfight then broke out.

Unconfirmed reports are coming in of two officers down.

A CBS journalist is reportedly caught in the middle of the gunfight.

Schools in the area are on lock-down.

Twitchy will continue to monitor this dangerous situation and update with further developments. Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured and we pray for the safety of everyone in the area.

Update:

Scanners now offline to help ensure safety.

Reports now coming in that Dorner is in a cabin and it is surrounded.

Update:

News is coming in about the reported hostages.

The two officers have been airlifted to the hospital.

And media is being asked to stay back.

LAPD is trying to get Dorner, whom they believe has access to a television, to turn himself in.

More on-scene photos.

Horrible news. Unconfirmed reports that one of the injured officers has died.

CBS and Fox are confirming.

And reports that morally bankrupt supporters, like the ones Twitchy reported on earlier, are showing up with signs are coming in.

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Update:

Aerial shots of the area show heavy smoke coming from the cabin where Dorner is believed to be hiding.

Reporters are saying that they’ve heard the sound of ammunition exploding inside the cabin. The fire department is nearby but reportedly has been told to stand down.

Here’s some good news, if true. The second deputy who was injured in the shootout “should be fine.”

  • TroyGates

    Listen here on KFI640 also: http://www.iheart.com/live/177/

  • TroyGates

    Listen here on KFI640 also: http://www.iheart.com/live/177/

  • kayakingfatso

    This guy is sick. I hope LAPD is able to take him down before another innocent person is hurt.

    • sigh

      Yeah we need the LAPD to calm down before they shoot up more random civilians, so hopefully it will end soon.

      • TroyGates

        LAPD not in control anymore since it moved out of LA, Sheriff’s Dept and CHP are.

        • kayakingfatso

          Thank you for the correction. :)

    • sigh

      Yeah we need the LAPD to calm down before they shoot up more random civilians, so hopefully it will end soon.

  • kayakingfatso

    This guy is sick. I hope LAPD is able to take him down before another innocent person is hurt.

  • $30423294

    How sad to hear the words “officer down.”

  • $30423294

    How sad to hear the words “officer down.”

  • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

    Piers Morgan’s very concerned, his only viewer may be dead or captured.

    • BlueGood

      ***BREAKING*** “EPA & U.S. Forest service said to be salivating over fines they will apply to the Leftoid Perp for setting a FIRE in the 3 Billion Acre NO FIRE ZONE that was reserved in 1992 by Pres. Clinton to protect Spotted Owls”…..Sarah Palin may be held responsible as well…..~~percussive snort~~

  • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

    Piers Morgan’s very concerned, his only viewer may be dead or captured.

  • David Harrison

    FEAR THE OBAMA ZOMBIES!

  • David Harrison

    FEAR THE OBAMA ZOMBIES!

  • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

    So he never left BB like people hypothesized. He must have had hostages the last few days. The officers did their job and kept looking. Praying for a resolution and the safety of the officers and citizens. This is such a troubling story for a multitude of reasons.

    • TroyGates

      He’s in a small area about 20 miles from Big Bear. Very remote area with a few cabins.

      • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

        Oh okay, I am not familiar with the area. I just started listening to the iheart link you posted

  • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

    So he never left BB like people hypothesized. He must have had hostages the last few days. The officers did their job and kept looking. Praying for a resolution and the safety of the officers and citizens. This is such a troubling story for a multitude of reasons.

  • David

    Anyone asking about the times on the tweets: I think they are being shown as Greenwich Mean Time, since the East Coast is 5 hours behind and the West Coast is 8 hours behind GMT.

  • David

    Anyone asking about the times on the tweets: I think they are being shown as Greenwich Mean Time, since the East Coast is 5 hours behind and the West Coast is 8 hours behind GMT.

  • Txgirlinnh

    Put him down like a rabid animal and leave him to rot. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

  • Txgirlinnh

    Put him down like a rabid animal and leave him to rot. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

  • Michelle

    This is NOT happening in Big Bear, it’s happening in Angelus Oaks, on the other side of a mountain from Big Bear about 30 miles away.

  • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo
  • grais

    Why not just leave him there? He’ll starve to death eventually.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004785969670 Hal Burton

    Oh I hope Obama gets him. I hope he gets him.

    • redrooster8

      He may speak on it in the STOU address tonite, after he shoots him… SOTU might start late

  • DANEgerus

    #suziparkerscoops Suzi Parker(D-WaPo) just reported Trig Palin in gun battle with police in Big Bear

  • bkeyser

    Esquire is reporting that the eventual Dorner shooter is screwed.

    • RightThinking1

      Nice one bk. Just goes to show…, humor is where you find it.

  • Guest
    • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

      not me. I am hoping for a triple tap.

  • Kingofthehill

    Damn, they just shut down police scanner feeds for the location. I understand why but it was great listening to it

  • http://littlebytesnews.blogspot.com littlebytes

    Fox: #breaking LATimes reporting Dorner may have hostages inside the cabin where he is surrounded by SWAT teams and police near Big Bear via @littlebytesnews

  • HARP2

    Since authorities have declared him a domestic terrorist, he is eligible to get the Drone treatment.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kim.andrews.980 Kim Andrews

    Im glad to see hes surrounded and has no chance of getting away. I hope it ends quickly.

  • Jack Deth

    Officers down?

    All bets are off.

    Break out the Barrett .50s. Start punching holes in some walls.

    Melt some snow with tear gas canisters.

    Hey, if it was good enough for Waco. It’s good enough for him!

    • v1cious

      Well they already shot two innocent people. Why stop there?

      • Jack Deth

        Meh.

        Collateral damage and future lawsuits. That the city and state will never pay off on, because the state is broke.

        The only reason the Beltway Snipers, Muhammed and Malvo were taken alive is that they were NOT caught in Prince George’s County Maryland.
        Home of the most “Shoot First & Ask Questions Later” and “Accidental Discharge” cops on the east coast.

    • v1cious

      Well they already shot two innocent people. Why stop there?

  • $3838536

    Piers will be soooo upset & Anderson has locked himself in his playhouse.

  • v1cious

    As I said on another board, I find it interesting that no one even wants to entertain the idea that there’s something else going on here. You do realize this is the LAPD we’re talking about here, right? Home to some of the most corrupt cops in America.

    • Jack Deth

      Blah! Blah! Blah! Blah!

      Since when is California Fish & Wildlife under purview of the LAPD?

      Go sell distracting, “Squirrel!” liberal stupidity back at Huff Po or Kos. Or on “another board”.

      In other word: What’s your point?

      You could also include Chicago, Detroit, Seattle, Baltimore, Washington, DC and countless districts and precincts of the NYPD. In your “corrupt blanket statement”. Which coincidentally reside in blue states.

      • v1cious

        What’s my point? you just made it. It’s not impossible that there’s police corruption involved here.

        • Jack Deth

          Pssssst…. Numb Nutz.

          Big Bear is NOT part of LA County. Its police department has NO jurisdiction there.

        • Jack Deth

          Pssssst…. Numb Nutz.

          Big Bear is NOT part of LA County. Its police department has NO jurisdiction there.

        • NCRelite

          The guy is a psycho. He killed the daughter of the guy that tried to help him.

        • Jack Deth

          So, you’re admitting that liberally run major cities and states, their political machines and police departments are corrupt?

          • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

            Obviously, he’s never heard of the Democrat Machine In NY, MA, IL, OH, and several other states? Or, The Daley Machine (Chcago), Tamany Hall (NY City), etc.? And yes, there are a handful of corrupt cops (or entire Departments, Like Cleveland Tn.), but that’s the fault of the voters who keep them in! #NoBrainerAlert Jawamax 8<{D}

        • Michael Rice

          SO lets go shoot people who had nothing to do with the corruption? That’s lovely.

      • v1cious

        What’s my point? you just made it. It’s not impossible that there’s police corruption involved here.

    • TroyGates

      Its not LAPD, Big Bear is in another county and LAPD is not allowed to be there. Sheriff’s Dept and CHP are the ones in control in this incident.

      The 2 people he murdered were also not located in LAPD jurisdiction. He murdered them in Irvine, which is in Orange County.

      The only connection to LAPD is that he worked there and has an issue with them firing him.

    • TroyGates

      Its not LAPD, Big Bear is in another county and LAPD is not allowed to be there. Sheriff’s Dept and CHP are the ones in control in this incident.

      The 2 people he murdered were also not located in LAPD jurisdiction. He murdered them in Irvine, which is in Orange County.

      The only connection to LAPD is that he worked there and has an issue with them firing him.

    • Txgirlinnh

      The issue is he killed innocent people that never “wronged” him in any way. Is the LAPD perfect? Hell no but show me a police department in a city that size that is. There have always been crooked cops but there has also always been good, hardworking, kind police officers that risk their lives everyday trying to make their city/county a safer place. He is a psychopath plain and simple. If your dad pissed someone off do you think it would be ok if that person came and blew your head off?

    • Txgirlinnh

      The issue is he killed innocent people that never “wronged” him in any way. Is the LAPD perfect? Hell no but show me a police department in a city that size that is. There have always been crooked cops but there has also always been good, hardworking, kind police officers that risk their lives everyday trying to make their city/county a safer place. He is a psychopath plain and simple. If your dad pissed someone off do you think it would be ok if that person came and blew your head off?

  • CatHerder

    Ooh, don’t you know Barry is pi$$ed right now, being upstaged by a common murderer. Heck, he didn’t even use drones!

  • Maxx

    Something tells me the President ain’t too happy that this is going down on his big night.

  • http://phoebe53.wordpress.com/ Phoebe53

    It’s going to be interesting to see how they’re going to explain 150 exit wounds after his suicide.

    • Jack Deth

      Faulty Claymore Mine turned the wrong direction just inside the cabin’s front door?

      • SpinMeNot

        LOL, “front towards you”.

  • bradgates

    Where’s one of Obama’s execution drones when you really need them?

  • HARP2

    White smoke means they have a new Pope……right ?

    • marvgoux1

      It means the lib is extra crispy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

    I have noticed that, too. Not just on this story but a lot of threads posted here. Anyone know why? Are the servers in Europe, maybe?

  • $36544368

    Maybe GMT is being used?