Rogue LAPD cop Christopher Dorner apparently committed suicide after he was surrounded by police:
The dramatic manhunt for fugitive ex-LAPD cop Christopher Dorner, who killed at least four people, apparently ended when the rural California cabin he holed up in went up in flames, with ammunition exploding in the inferno and smoke billowing up into the mountain air.
A source told the Associated Press that a charred body was found in rubble of the cabin. Sources told KTTV that the body appeared to be Dorner, but there was no official confirmation.
Dorner, who hours earlier had killed one San Bernardino sheriff’s deputy and wounded another before barricading himself in the cabin, in the San Bernardino mountains, was believed to be inside. Dorner, who vowed not to be taken alive, had been surrounded inside the cabin since early Tuesday afternoon. It was not clear who set the fire in the Big Bear community where Dorner apparently has been hiding since sometime last week.
Listening to the police scanners, is seemed rather obvious to me that the fire was intentionally set by authorities in an effort to smoke Dorner out of the cabin. They did the right thing.
Update: LAPD is holding a press conference, and says the cabin is still too hot to enter, no body has been recovered. Nice job of jumping the gun by claiming a body has been found when that isn’t the case, Associated Press.