Suspect never emerged from burning cabin

Police officers check a house along Switzerland Avenue for murder suspect, former Los Angeles Police Department Officer Christopher Dorner, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in Big Bear Lake, Calif. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Wally Skalij)  NO FORNS; NO SALES; MAGS OUT; ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER OUT; LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS OUT; VENTURA COUNTY STAR OUT; INLAND VALLEY DAILY BULLETIN OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT, TV OUT

Police officers check a house along Switzerland Avenue for murder suspect, former Los Angeles Police Department Officer Christopher Dorner, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in Big Bear Lake, Calif. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Wally Skalij) NO FORNS; NO SALES; MAGS OUT; ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER OUT; LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS OUT; VENTURA COUNTY STAR OUT; INLAND VALLEY DAILY BULLETIN OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT, TV OUT

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that the man believed to be fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner never came out of a California mountain cabin engulfed in flames.

The person who requested anonymity because of the ongoing investigation said a single gunshot apparently fired inside the cabin was heard just before the fire broke out Tuesday.

Officials were waiting for the fire to burn out before approaching the ruins to search for a body.

Authorities believe Dorner barricaded himself in the cabin after exchanging gunfire with deputies, killing one and wounding another.


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