Sheriff's Spokesperson: Charred human remains found

      1:17 AM UPDATE: A sheriff's spokeswoman says charred human remains have been found in the burned-out cabin where Christopher Dorner,former Los Angeles police officer was believed to be.

      NBC News has just tweeted: Source inside LA mayor's office confirms that body inside burned Big Bear, Cal. cabin is Christopher Dorner.

      UPDATE - 7:25PM - CNN is reporting the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed that Dorner is dead.

      UPDATE - BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) AP source: Charred body found in rubble of burned cabin in Southern California mountains.

      Sources tell CNN the body pulled from the house is that of Christopher Dorner.

      (AP & CNN) - One of the deputies injured in Tuesday's shootout believed to be with ex-LAPD officer Christopher Jordan Dorner has died.

      Authorities say a gunfight with a man believed to be a fugitive ex-LA cop began when state game wardens confronted him in the San Bernardino Mountains.

      U.S. Forest Service spokesman John Miller says the battle started at 12:42 p.m. Tuesday, which is about 20 minutes after a vehicle was reported stolen nearby.

      Miller says that after the initial exchange of gunfire with the wardens, there was a second exchange with sheriff's deputies, two of whom were wounded, one of those deputies has died.

      (CNN) - "I don't think that there's any conceivable way that he could slip away this time," Jay Obernolte, mayor of the city of Big Bear Lake, said in an interview with CNN.

      BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say a fugitive ex-Los Angeles police officer is barricaded in a cabin in the Southern California mountains.

      Someone in the Big Bear Lake area reported a stolen vehicle Tuesday and described the suspect as looking very similar to Christopher Dorner. The vehicle was found and the person ran into the forest and barricaded himself inside a cabin.

      Authorities say a short time later there was an exchange of gunfire between law enforcement and the suspect. Two law enforcement officers are being airlifted to a local hospital with unknown injuries.

      LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- Two sheriff's deputies have been wounded in a shootout with a suspect believed to be renegade ex-Los Angeles police officer Christopher Jordan Dorner, a high-ranking law official with knowledge of the investigation said Tuesday.

      Dorner had stolen a vehicle from a house in the Big Bear area when he came upon a police roadblock, the source said. Dorner opened fire on the deputies and later was pinned down, the source said.

      Dorner is accused of killing one police officer and wounding two others, as well as killing the daughter of his police union representative and her fiancé.

      UPDATE: For a short time, smoke was pouring from the home where Dorner is believed to be hiding. The smoke was believed to be a signal from law enforcement of which cabin to target.

      LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A law enforcement official says a person believed to be the fugitive ex-Los Angeles cop sought in three killings has exchanged gunfire with authorities in the San Bernardino Mountains.

      The officer requested anonymity because the officer was not authorized to speak publicly about the ongoing investigation.

      The officer tells 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 Tuesday when Dorner fled in a stolen car. Gunfire was exchanged.