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.
The manhunt for Dorner began last Wednesday when he was named the suspect in the Orange County murders of a former Los Angeles police captain’s daughter and her fiance the previous weekend.
Hours after police announced they were looking for him, Dorner first fired at two LAPD officers, then ambushed the Riverside officers.
A $1 million reward is out for information on Dorner
Christopher Dorner in a cabin
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.