California authorities are currently engaged in a furious firefight with who they believe is Christopher Dorner, the suspected cop killer who declared war on the LAPD last week.
Two deputies have been shot and wounded, according to initial reports:
From The Associated Press:
A person believed to be the fugitive ex-Los Angeles cop sought in three killings exchanged gunfire with authorities in the San Bernardino Mountains on Tuesday, a law enforcement official said on condition of anonymity.
The officer requested anonymity because the officer was not authorized to speak publicly about the ongoing investigation.
The officer told 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 when Dorner fled in a stolen car. Gunfire was exchanged.
The area is in the Big Bear region where a search for Dorner has been under way since his pickup truck was found there Thursday.
San Bernardino County sheriff’s spokeswoman Jodi Miller said a stolen vehicle report from a residence was received at 12:20 p.m.
“The reporting party identified the suspect as looking like Christopher Dorner but that has not been confirmed,” Miller said.
UPDATE: CBS Los Angeles confirms that two deputies have been shot. As of this writing, it is unclear how serious their wounds are.