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Wednesday, February 13 2013, 05:29 PM CST
Carjacking victim says fugitive ex-cop was calm
By TAMI ABDOLLAH and GILLIAN FLACCUS
Associated Press

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) -- A driver whose truck was taken by a carjacker believed to be a fugitive ex-Los Angeles cop said Wednesday the man appeared calm and didn't want to hurt him.

Rick Heltebrake said he instantly recognized Christopher Dorner, who had an assault rifle pointed at him Tuesday on a Southern California mountain road.

Heltebrake said the carjacker took the truck, and seconds later gunfire broke out.

The carjacker then ran into a nearby cabin and was involved in a shootout with law enforcement.

The carjacking came as police scoured mountain peaks for days, using everything from bloodhounds to helicopters equipped with high-tech search equipment in their manhunt for Dorner.

They had no idea he was so close, possibly holed up in a vacation cabin across the street from their command post.

It was there that Dorner may have taken refuge last Thursday, four days after beginning a deadly rampage that claimed four lives.

The search ended Tuesday when a man believed to be Dorner bolted from hiding, stole two vehicles,  barricaded himself in another vacant cabin miles away and mounted a last stand in the furious shootout in which he killed one sheriff's deputy and wounded another before the building erupted in flames.

He never emerged from the ruins, and hours later a charred body was found in the basement of the burned cabin along with a wallet and personal items, including a California driver's license with the name Christopher Dorner, an official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation.

The coroner's office is studying the remains to positively determine the identity. It was not clear how the cabin caught fire.

Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Andrew Neiman said Wednesday the agency had returned to normal patrol operations but about a dozen of the more than 50 protective details guarding possible Dorner targets would remain in place until the remains are positively identified.

"This really is not a celebration," he said.

Neiman would not answer any questions regarding what occurred in the mountains of San Bernardino County the previous day, saying it was that jurisdiction's investigation.

LAPD officers used the Internet to monitor radio chatter during the shootout.

"It was horrifying to listen to that firefight and to hear those words. `Officer down' is the most gut-wrenching experience that you can have as a police officer," Neiman said.

Dorner, 33, had said in a lengthy rant that police believe he posted on Facebook last week that he expected to die in one final, violent confrontation with police, and if it was him in the cabin that's what happened.

The apparent end came in the same mountain range where his trail went cold six days earlier, when his burning pickup truck -- with guns and camping gear inside -- was abandoned with a broken axle on a fire road in San Bernardino National Forest near the ski resort town of Big Bear Lake.

His footprints led away from the truck and vanished on frozen soil. Deputies searched door-to-door in the city of Big Bear Lake and then, in a blinding snowstorm, SWAT teams focused on hundreds of vacant cabins in the forest outside of town.

With no sign of him and few leads, police offered a $1 million reward to bring him to justice and end a "reign of terror" that had more than 50 families of targeted Los Angeles police officers under round-the-clock protection after he threatened to bring "warfare" to the LAPD, officers and their kin.

Just a few hours after police announced Tuesday that they had fielded more than 1,000 tips with no sign of Dorner, word came that a man matching his description had tied up two people in a Big Bear Lake cabin, stole their car and fled.

Lt. Patrick Foy with the California Fish and Wildlife Department, which aided the search, said two housekeepers surprised Dorner in the cabin when they came to clean it Tuesday morning. The women were tied up but one was able to free herself and call 911, Foy said.

Fish and Wildlife wardens spotted the Nissan that had been reported stolen going in the opposite direction and gave chase, Foy said. The driver looked like Dorner.

They lost the car after it passed a school bus and turned onto a side road, but two other Fish and Wildlife patrols turned up the road a short time later, and were searching for the car when a white pickup truck sped erratically toward them in the Seven Oaks area, about 30 miles down Highway 38 from Big Bear Lake.

"He took a close look at the driver and realized it was the suspect," Foy said.

Dorner, who allegedly stole the pickup truck at gunpoint after crashing the first car, rolled down a window and opened fire on the wardens, striking their truck more than a dozen times, he said.

One of the wardens shot at the suspect as he rounded a curve in the road. It's unclear if he was hit, but the stolen pickup careened off the road and crashed in a snow bank.

The driver then ran to the cabin where he barricaded himself and got in the shootout with San Bernardino County deputies and other officers, two of whom were shot, one fatally.

A SWAT team surrounded the cabin and used an armored vehicle to break out the cabin windows, said a law enforcement official who requested anonymity because the investigation was ongoing. The officers then lobbed tear gas canisters into the cabin and blasted a message over a loudspeaker: "Surrender or come out."

The armored vehicle then tore down each of the cabin's four walls.

A single shot was heard inside before the cabin was engulfed in flames, the law enforcement official said.

Until Tuesday, authorities weren't sure Dorner was still in Big Bear Lake, where his pickup was found within walking distance from the cabin where he apparently hid.

With many searchers leaving town amid speculation Dorner was long gone, the command center across the street was taken down Monday.

Police said Dorner began his murderous run on Feb. 6 after they connected the Feb. 3 slayings of a former police captain's daughter and her fiance with his angry manifesto.

Dorner blamed former LAPD Capt. Randal Quan for providing poor representation before a police disciplinary board that fired him for filing a false report. Dorner, who is black, claimed in his online rant that he was the subject of racism by the department and was targeted for reporting misconduct by other police.

Dorner vowed to get even with those who had wronged him as part of his plan to reclaim his reputation.

"You're going to see what a whistleblower can do when you take everything from him especially his NAME!!!" the rant said. "You have awoken a sleeping giant."

Within hours of being named as a suspect in the double murder, the 6-foot, 270-pounder described as armed and "extremely dangerous," tried unsuccessfully to steal a boat in San Diego to flee to Mexico. After leaving a trail of evidence, he headed north where he opened fire on two patrol cars in Riverside County, shooting three officers and killing one.

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AP writer Greg Risling contributed to this report.

Carjacking victim says fugitive ex-cop was calm

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Post office fire causes residents to drive to Kountze for mail

NY Attorney General targets popular herbal supplements

Pediatricians, politicians weigh in on measles outbreak

UK to decide if it's okay to make babies from DNA of 3 people

Orange Deputies release name of man who died in fight

Man trying to keep warm charged in Sour Lake P.O. fire

Emergency suspension for Sour Lake Post Office

ESPN reports Johnny Manziel enters "treatment"

Couple called persons of interest in killing of elderly man caught in Indiana

President's budget supports National Park Service Centennial

Moon rock from Apollo 15 on display in Jasper

Beaumont Animal Service to roll out new vehicle look

LU to celebrate Le Grand Bal 40: Legends of the Arts

Texas honors Chris Kyle today

Obama to parents: get your kids vaccinated

Whitney Houston's daughter on ventilator

Punxsutawney Phil "forecasts" 6 more weeks of winter

Local families fear an oil strike here

Local man stabbed

President send $4 trillion budget to Congress

Deputy calls it quits rather than give up cowboy attire

Rookie saves Super Bowl 49 for Patriots

USW calls for work stoppage at 9 plants, no local plants on list

Orange County death investigation

Beaumont police search for shooter tonight

Two-vehicle crash causes rollover, sends people to hospital

Local woman battling cancer gets her last wish

A community comes together to celebrate the life of Kristin Paris

Man shot at a Beaumont residence; police have home surrounded

Kristin Paris fundraiser online information

Investigators: Sour Lake Post Office fire may be arson

USW International issues strike notice

BPD: Argument about woman leads to stabbing

Texas high schools now required to teach CPR

Local construction companies forced to pay workers back pay

Man stabbed, transported to Beaumont hospital

Home in Vidor catches fire twice

Charges against Rockline Kennedy upgraded to Intoxication Manslaughter

Gun found in backpack of BISD student

Fundraiser to help family with funeral cost for Nederland student killed in crash

Investigators studying new information in crash that killed Nederland student

DuGood Credit Union makes donations to local charities

Have a plan for getting home safely after drinking at Super Bowl parties

Interested in winning a trip to the Super Bowl next year?

Judge upgrades charge to Intoxication Manslaughter in case of man accused of driving drunk and killing teenage girl

TXDOT urges football fans to drive sober on Super Bowl day

Construction company owners fined $108k in back wages

I-10 West reopens at Highway 12; frontage road should reopen by about 1

Rare white dolphin spotted in California

Forget Thanksgiving, Superbowl is 2nd biggest eat feast

Entergy Texas warns business customers: be wary of scam artists

BREAKING -- Mitt Romney will not run for president

BPD officers honored for their service and aid to the community

Father speaks out about car crash that killed his daughter

KFDM Special Report: Use of Force

Special Report: full audio from officer's body microphone

Pink-eye spreads on local high school campus

Suspect in fatal hit and run surrenders, posts bond

Arizona man paints house, lawn to honor Seahawks

Burglary suspects taken into custody

Emergency landing -- pilot locked out of cockpit

DA release new information about crash that killed teen

PAPD releases names of teens suspected of robbing Domino's Pizza with a gun

Update on Jasper fire lone survivor

Lumberton school bus driver blames fog for accident

Del Papa hosts Budweiser Clydesdales for Port Arthur Mardi Gras

Police arrest two, seeking two more on Willowood

Yellowstone oil spills fuel arguments over Keystone line

Gas price continue to fall in SE Texas

TX legislator demands Muslims visitors to renounce terror

Suspect in hit and run fatality surrenders

LIT announces President’s, Vice President’s lists for Fall

Mother helps bust human trafficking ring to save daughter

Texas lawmaker who confronted gun rights group gets security

DuGood charity promo nets $113,000 to SE Texas groups

LU campus reacts to proposed conceal carry bill

Community Banks gives $5,000 to Buckner for older children

BISD board member Gwen Ambres now running for city council

Chances of dying in car crash plunged over 3 years

Students ordered to lower pants after feces found in gym

Local man Tyrone Gilbert convicted of murder

Two teens arrest in Dominos Pizza robbery case in Port Arthur

Officials: Couple with marijuana in diaper bag released due to no room at jail

Beaumont sinkhole has been repaired

Man hit while crossing Eastex Freeway has died

Man pleads guilty to synthetic marijuana drug trafficking violations

State Fire Marshal investigates cause of fire in Jasper, community sad for the loss of mother and baby

100 staying at Chick-fil-A overnight to receive free meals for a year

New feature on KFDM-- Kelli's Kids: seeking a family

High school remembers student killed in car crash

DPS issues arrest warrant in fatal hit and run in Orange County

Royal, Orange streets intersection closed for repairs

Investigators seeking witnesses to I-10 crash that killed teen

Man sentenced to 5 years for synthetic marijuana conspiracy

Baby, mother killed in Jasper fire identified

Dr. Ben Carson to speak at Spindletop Blowout

Orange Police: missing Little Cypress woman found

Lines forming outside new Chick-fil-A; Opens tomorrow

Update: Infant, mother found dead after fire burns two mobile homes in Jasper

Pictures from scene of fire that killed infant, mother

Sulphur police investigating attempted armed robbery

Want to follow the Super Bowl-- Facebook it

Calcasieu Deputies arrest man for 3rd DWI

Zombie cat killed by car rises from the dead

Mugshot of man charged in connection with accident that killed teen girl

Update: Infant, mother found dead after fire burns two mobile homes in Jasper

PAPD arrests 17-year-olds accused of robbing Domino's on Memorial

Beaumont mayor announces run for re-election, tells KFDM it may be her final campaign

Update: Teenage girl dies of injuries after wrong-way driver crashes into her near Ford Park

Gaping sinkhole opens up in Beaumont neighborhood

Texas legislators to decide funding for Pre-K parents hope for increase

HUD awards $150,000 to apartment complex for victims of domestic violence

MeadWestvaco, Rock-Tenn join to form $16B packaging behemoth

Happening Now: Large sinkhole swallows part of Beaumont street

Motorcycle driver hurt in crash

Man killed in auto-pedestrian accident north of Buna

Crash on I-10 near Ford Park

Pinehurst Police Officer receives minor injuries when vehicle crashes during chase

ATM fraud scheme uncovered along I-10 from Baton Rouge to New Orleans

Texas ignores US program to collect unemployment debt

Bad news for lovers of British chocolate lovers

Sisters say they want answers after brother's murder

New Forensic Accountant begins work Tuesday at D.A.'s Office

Pilots worry drones could impact flight safety

Dallas teen charged with murder in drowning of infant

Fire destroys home in the Dixie Community

Gas prices remain low in SETX, state

Bolivar officials want state law changed to oust beach squatters

Chambers County deputies arrest four for boat ramp burglary

Possible drone found on White House lawn

DETCOG - region struggling to emerge from "Great Recession"

Houston man shoots son, mistaking him for burglar

Court rules for company seeking to trim retiree health costs

Strong local home sales make for positive outlook in 2015

Police: Bodies of missing Cobb County couple believed found

Restaurant Report: Jan. 26, 2015

Entrepreneur behind ecoATM to be lecturer for IES Lecture Series

Baby loses nose in pet ferret attack

Court rules for company seeking to trim retiree health costs

Mardi Gras hits early with Beaumont Pardi Gras

Auschwitz survivor recalls Nazi evil, liberation 70 years ago

Fundraiser for Bryan Hebert Scholarship Foundation

FAA warns about e-cigarettes on planes

Thousands of students attend faith-based conference Hot Hearts

Jobless rate falls in Southeast Texas

No injuries after hard landing at Kirbyville airport

The company that "sells it all" in planes goes bankrupt

Off-duty officer helps catch men accused of robbing employees at Whataburger inside Mont Belvieu Walmart

SETX Muslim community growing

Fire destroys man's China home, says it started because of grease he left on the stove

Sheriff gives new details about Lumberton shooting

Oil industry workers contracts set to expire Feb. 1

Woman escapes fire that damages home

Police seeking two men for armed robbery of Jack in the Box

Arlington woman robbed kidnapped at ATM

Police on the scene of shooting near Lumberton

Restaurant Report: Jan. 23, 2015

BISD board votes 4-2 to postpone decision on shortening employee contracts

Jefferson County group accepting applications for tourism grants

10pm LIVE report: BISD could change length of teacher contracts and other employee contracts to only one year

LIVE report: BISD considering eliminating multiple-year contracts for teachers

Public input low in BISD superintendent search

BBB: top ruses of 2014

Salvation Army red kettle donations down almost $50,000 in last 2 years

New restaurants flock to Beaumont area, some don't fear competition

BPD investigating aggravated robbery of Hwy 105 Family Dollar

Bond set for couple following raid that turned up drugs and guns

Did you see our Salvation Army story -- how to donate

Southeast Texas RPC install new officers

Beaumont Teachers Association rallies for multi-year contracts

Deputies seize drugs, guns in Tyler County home

Get up and get off that seat

Fire destroys apartment

A dog is abandoned in cold and chews off paw for food

Father takes to Youtube after he says his daughter bullied with racist remarks

Baby set on fire still had umbilical cord, placenta attached

Mexican police nab meth-smuggling drone

16-year-old New Yorker runs sneaker pawn shop

Police arrest iPad thieves after they post selfies to iCloud

College students optimistic about job hunt, if they choose the "right" major

FDA warns against keepsake ultrasounds

Jack Brooks Airport working to attract new passengers

Residents still wait for Hurricane Ike home repairs

Shy of votes, House GOP drops planned vote on abortion bill

Are you thinking about heading to a Louisiana casino? See this first

Jobless rate and where the jobs are

Houston man charged with capital murder in death of Derrick Allen Phillips

Man arrested for stealing truck and fleeing from officers

Police, Good Samaritan help blind man find his way home in early morning fog

Investigators call PA house fire suspicious

Man killed in auto-pedestrian accident near Jasper

Man gets 12-year-old parking ticket

Low turnout at BISD superintendent search meetings

Body found on Dallas Greyhound bus

Police search of shooter near Neches, Franklin

Coming up at 6PM on KFDM News:

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Business News

Another solid month of job gains over 200K expected for Feb.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A survey of economists ahead of the official Labor Department employment report due out today is predicting another good month, following the best three-month burst of hiring in 17 years.

Consumer News

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 Companies that pride themselves on being eco-friendly may have conflicted
 ideas between marketing with ad specialties and maintaining their green
 reputation. ...

Entertainment News

HARRISON FORD - CRASH LANDING

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It was the kind of dramatic stuff that you often see in a Harrison Ford movie.

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WINTER WEATHER-ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

HAMBURG, NY (AP) -- Enough is enough.

Science/Tech News

IN THE NEWS: FACEBOOK TIP PRODUCES LEAD IN 34-YEAR OLD CASE

BENTON, La. (AP) -- It was truly a cold case -- a murder that took place in the woods of Louisiana 34 years ago.


 

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