Skip to comments.Christopher Dorner shootout: 1 deputy killed, 1 wounded, sources say
Posted on 02/12/2013 4:47:36 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
One of the deputies involved in a gun battle Tuesday afternoon with fugitive former police officer Christopher Dorner has died of his wounds, law enforcement sources told The Times.
The San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy was airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, according to the sources.
Another deputy was also wounded in the shootout near a cabin where Dorner was believed to be holed up in the snow-covered mountains near Big Bear. His condition was not immediately known.
The afternoon gun battle in which hundreds of rounds were exchanged was part of a quickly changing situation that began after Dorner allegedly broke into a home, tied up a couple and held them hostage before fleeing with their white pickup truck, authorities said.
Then Dorner was allegedly spotted by state Fish and Wildlife officers in the pickup truck, sources said. A vehicle-to-vehicle shootout ensued. The officers' vehicle was peppered with multiple rounds, according to authorities...
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Well, its certainly a good training video for any idiot thinking of taking on an army of police and all the resources at their disposal.
A. They haven't got him yet. B. The best way to defend a fixed position is from outside the fixed position.
What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
Pretty much...it might be quit the surprise when the entire neighborhood turns out for ‘mutual aid’.
Never fix your position. Never assault civilians. Work alone and work quietly.
I’ll bet the owner of the cabin is delighted as she watches it burn up on TV. Just as well. If the guy died and the cabin stood, then it would forever be known as the cabin of the shootout. Hope she has it insured.
I guess it never occurred to you those “idiots” aren’t planning to do it all by their lonesomes (eyeroll).
THe black smoke now coming from the cabin would indicate that POL is burning.
Before it was grey wood smoke. It will be a long time before they can sift the ashes for his remains.
Maybe not, if not insured. Yet you can bet there will be a lawsuit, and the taxpayers will have to foot the bill.
“B. The best way to defend a fixed position is from outside the fixed position.
Especially when you know their habit of setting fire to said fixed positions. Don’t get me wrong, the POS needs killing, just commenting on LEO tactics
That isn’t the way we fight. Booby traps. Watch house from outside. neighbors join. We don’t have everything figured out,but just shooting into a horde of armed anything is just committing suicide. And, as Churchill said, fight anyway, even if you know you may lose, because living under tyranny is not an option.
Everyone is carefully watching how the tactics on both sides play out.
“He killed a decent local Sheriff’s deputy on the way out and wounded another...that stinks.”
Everything about this case stinks. The police killed, the police family killed, the innocent civilians attacked by police... The outcome of this is going to be ugly from every angle.
There was a basement at the cabin and he did fill some scuba tanks prior to his “evil escapades”. Could he be in the basement breathing from a tank? I would think the heat would be really bad. In all likelihood he is toast.
Impossible that ‘hundreds’ of rounds were fired...I’ve been told over and over by politicians and the press that we only need a few bullets to end an altercation.
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