Exclusive CBS Footage of Dorner Shootout with Law Enforcement
From 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.
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.
Following tactical teams, CBS News’ crew was caught in the middle of a second firefight.
Asked how CBS News’ Carter Evans was able to get so close to the firefight, he said he and his crew received a tip on where to find some police teams searching for Dorner and then heard the carjacking reports.
“At that point we started following those search teams, and they jumped out of their cars with their rifles drawn and started firing, and only then did we really realize what we rolled up on,” Evans said.
At one point, the man believed to be Dorner tried to escape by throwing a smoke grenade at officers. Police also
deployed smoke grenades, setting up a screen so the wounded
could be evacuated.
The resort town of Big Bear had been the focus of the manhunt since last Thursday, when a burned-out truck belonging to Dorner was found in the area, along with weapons, survival gear and a gas mask. As the media descended on the town and SWAT teams searched door to door, police now believe Dorner was hiding in plain sight in an unoccupied condo just across the road from their command post.
Above, watch Carter Evans’ video report on the police standoff with the suspected gunman and the raging gun battle that ensued. Sorry, but we can’t do anything about the commercial that comes along with it. You can also read the full CBS article here.