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Ex-cop exchanges fire with Calif. authorities

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Posted: Feb 12, 2013 3:55 PM
Updated: Feb 12, 2013 4:19 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: ex-cop, LAPD, california, Christopher Dorner, gun battle, exchange, fire

LOS ANGELES - Authorities in Southern California said a fugitive ex-LAPD officer barricaded himself in a a cabin in the San Bernardino mountains and exchanged fire with police searching for him.

Two officers were wounded in the exchange and airlifted to nearby hospitals, according to authorities.

A law enforcement official said the suspect, believed to be ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner, stole a vehicle and barricaded himself in a cabin when police found it. A short time later he and police exchanged fire.

Investigators have been searching for Dorner in the Big Bear region since his pickup was found there Thursday. He's accused of killing a couple and another cop.

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