LIVE VIDEO - Police search for Christopher Dorner, ex-cop suspected of shooting, killing officers

SAN DIEGO - According to the Associated Press, the fugitive ex-cop that has been on the run for nearly a week has exchanged fire with Southern California authorities on Tuesday afternoon.

A person believed to be the fugitive ex-Los Angeles cop sought in three killings exchanged gunfire with authorities in the San Bernardino Mountains on Tuesday, a law enforcement official said on condition of anonymity.

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   The officer requested anonymity because the officer was not authorized to speak publicly about the ongoing investigation.
 
   The officer told 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 when Dorner fled in a stolen car. Gunfire was exchanged.
 
   The area is in the Big Bear region where a search for Dorner has been under way since his pickup truck was found there Thursday.
 

 

 

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   A KCAL-TV reporter in the Angelus Oaks area along Highway 38 reported gunfire in his vicinity.
 
   San Bernardino County sheriff's spokeswoman Jodi Miller said a stolen vehicle report from a residence was received at 12:20 p.m.
 
   "The reporting party identified the suspect as looking like Christopher Dorner but that has not been confirmed," Miller said.

A U.S. Marshals Service official says the search for Dorner has spread from California to Nevada, Arizona and Mexico.  

Police Cmdr. Andrew Smith says the department has taken such protective measures as reassigning motorcycle officers to cars. There were two separate overnight shootings about 60 miles east of Los Angeles in Riverside County that investigators believe involved former LA police officer Christopher Dorner, who's also the main suspect in the weekend killing of a couple whose bodies were found in Irvine.

He was fired in 2008 for making false statements. The first occurred in the city of Corona and involved two LAPD officers working a security detail, said Sgt. Alex Baez of the LAPD's Newton division. One officer was grazed.

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