Authorities Confident Dorner Search Over, Body Will Need to be ID'd

By: CBS News Email
By: CBS News Email

(CBS News) The sweeping manhunt for a fugitive ex-cop wanted in a deadly rampage appears to be over.

Overnight, sheriff's deputies said charred remains were found inside a burned-out cabin near Big Bear Lake, Calif., east of Los Angeles. It's not yet confirmed if the remains are those of Christopher Dorner.

The cabin went up in flames after an intense shootout. Only CBS News captured the gunfight while it was happening. CBS News correspondent Carter Evans was in the middle of it all.

Early Tuesday, two cleaning ladies at a condominium in Big Bear discovered a man they say looked like Dorner. He took them hostage, tied them up and tried to escape, stealing a pair of vehicles along the way. Now law enforcement officials are confident they got the right man.

Acting on reports of a carjacking, law enforcement officials quickly tracked the man accused of targeting police officers and their families.

"The suspect that stole the vehicle matched the description. He crashed the car and then took off into the forest," San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon said.

As he barricaded himself in an empty cabin, the man believed to be Dorner fired a .50-caliber sniper rifle, shooting two deputies, killing one of them.

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