Video After The Jump
Christopher Dorner is believed to be dead after a gun battle with police in Big Bear, California on Tuesday. The former LAPD officer had been the subject of a massive manhunt after he murdered Monica Quan, the daughter of his police union representative, and her fiance, Keith Lawrence.
Dorner later killed Officer Michael Crain and wounded Crain's partner when he ambushed their patrol car last Thursday. He also wounded an LAPD cop who chased him in the city of Corona.
The disgruntled ex-cop had promised to wage war against the LAPD after he was fired from the department. He claimed he was railroaded out of the department after filing a brutality report against another officer and said a culture of racism and misconduct continues within the department.
L.A. authorities had issued a $1 million reward for Dorner's capture.
The fugitive was finally tracked down in Big Bear yesterday after California Fish and Wildlife wardens spotted him driving a purple Nissan. A chase and gun battle ensued. Dorner crashed his car and fled on foot before hijacking another vehicle.
Richard Heltebrake, left, who said he was carjacked by Christopher Dorner
"Christopher Dorner jumped out in front of my truck. He apparently had crashed whatever vehicle he was driving, and he stopped me at gunpoint," 61-year old Richard Heltebrake told CBS. "He said, 'I don't want to hurt you. Just get out and start walking up the road and take your dog with you,'"
Dorner was eventually cornered after he broke into an abandoned cabin.
After a firefight, the cabin caught on fire. Dorner is believed to have died in the fire, but not before he killed an officer and wounded another. It will be several days before Dorner's body is positively identified.
CBS caught dramatic footage of the firefight and cabin fire.