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Officials refute original report of Dorner's body found in cabin remains

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(CNN) - Los Angeles police are now contradicting media reports that a body was found in the cabin.

No such thing was found in the cabin, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman told reporters moments ago, because cabin is still burning and is too hot to search.

The spokesman said the LAPD will continue to protect the LAPD officers that Dorner accused of targeting police officers because he the LAPD fired him in 2008 allegedly identified as potential threats in a letter made public last week.

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SEVEN OAKS (CBSLA.com) —  A body believed to be to that of quadruple-murder suspect Christopher Dorner has been recovered from a burned out cabin where he was holed up during a deadly shootout with authorities earlier today.

Dorner, who allegedly shot and killed his fourth victim — a San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputy — was barricaded inside a Seven Oaks residence for several hours Tuesday afternoon. The home, ironically, is located near the Sheriff's outpost that was set up earlier this week as part of the search for him.

CBS2′s Carter Evans reported that tear gas was fired into the house before the fire broke out. A single shot was also heard at that time, according to CBS2′s Juan Fernandez.

During a news conference earlier in the day, LAPD Cmdr. Andy Smith urged Dorner to surrender.

"Enough is enough. It's time to turn yourself in. End the bloodshed," Smith said.

Dormer is also accused of shooting a second deputy, who was undergoing surgery after being airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center. Smith, who said Dorner likely had access to television and other media outlets, requested that media helicopters pull out of the area.

The San Bernardino District Attorney's Office also asked that reporters in the area to refrain from tweeting during the standoff.

The sheriff has asked all members of the press to stop tweeting immediately. It is hindering officer safety.

Dorner reportedly broke into a couple's home and tied them up — possibly days ago — before stealing their vehicle and fleeing the scene Tuesday afternoon.

He was spotted by authorities around 1:30 p.m. and multiple gunshots were exchanged on Glass Road. Evans, who was reporting nearby, is safe despite loud gunfire that could be heard during his live report.

A SWAT team was called in to set up a perimeter once Dorner ran into a forested area and barricaded himself in the cabin.

The earlier incident at a home in the 1200 block of Club View Road, which is located near Highway 38 and Glass Road, was reported at 12:22 p.m. One of the victims was able to escape and alert authorities, who later recovered a rifle and possibly a can of gas.

"The reporting party said the suspect took their vehicle and described the suspect as looking very similar to Dorner," a Sheriff's Public Affairs spokesperson said in a statement.

Dorner was then spotted driving a 2008 four-door, white Dodge 4X4 truck, which is registered to nearby Camp Tahquitz.

Highway 38, as well as all roads in and out of Big Bear, were shut down for several hours.

Bear Valley Unified School District confirms all four of its schools — Big Bear High School, Chautauqua High School, Baldwin Lane Elementary School and Fallsvale Elementary School — were locked down and an evacuation center was set up.

Authorities had recently reduced the number of law enforcement officers patrolling the Big Bear area from several hundred to just 30.

Dorner, 33, is accused in the revenge killings of 28-year-old Monica Quan and her 27-year-old fiancé, Keith Lawrence, in Irvine on Feb. 3.

He was employed as a Los Angeles police officer from 2005 to 2008, when he was fired for making false allegations against a fellow officer. Quan's father, a former LAPD Captain, represented Dorner in the hearing that ultimately lead to his dismissal from the force. Dorner was named as a suspect in the deaths of Quan and Lawrence on Feb. 6.

He was also wanted in the ambush murder of Riverside police officer Michael Crain, who was shot to death in his patrol car on Feb. 7. Crain's partner was also critically injured.

Dorner's burned out truck was found near Bear Mountain later that day.

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SEVEN OAKS (CBSLA.com) — LAPD Cmdr. Andy Smith Tuesday urged triple-murder suspect Christopher Dorner to turn himself in as a gun battle and barricade situation between the quadruple-murder suspect and authorities raged on in San Bernardino County.

"Enough is enough. It's time to turn yourself in. End the bloodshed," Smith said, adding that Dorner, who allegedly shot and killed his fourth victim — a San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputy — Tuesday afternoon, is holed up in a Seven Oaks cabin.

Dormer is also accused of shooting a second deputy, who was airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center. Smith, who says Dorner likely has access to television and other media outlets, requested that media helicopters pull out of the area.

The San Bernardino District Attorney's Office also asked that reporters in the area to refrain from tweeting about the ongoing situation.

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BIG BEAR (CBSLA.com) — Two San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputies have been injured during an ongoing shootout with triple-murder suspect Christopher Dorner.

Dorner, who is said to be heavily armed, reportedly broke into a couple's home and tied them up before stealing their vehicle.

He was later spotted by authorities and repeated gunshots were exchanged on Glass Road, west of 7 Oaks, just after 1:30 p.m. Officials requested an armored vehicle to help remove the injured deputies from the scene and a SWAT team was also called in to set up a perimeter around the area. KCAL9′s Carter Evans, who was reporting nearby, is safe despite loud gunfire that could be heard during his live report.

The earlier incident at a home in the 1200 block of Club View Road, which is located near Highway 38 and Glass Road, was reported around 12:20 p.m. Dorner reportedly tied up a couple and stole their 2008 four-door, white Dodge 4X4 truck, which is registered to nearby Camp Tahquitz. One of the victims was able to escape and alert authorities, who later recovered a rifle and possibly a can of gas.

"The reporting party said the suspect took their vehicle and described the suspect as looking very similar to Dorner," a Sheriff's Public Affairs spokesperson said in a statement.

Highway 38, as well as all roads in and out of Big Bear, have been shut down.

Bear Valley Unified School District confirms all four of its schools — Big Bear High School, Chautauqua High School, Baldwin Lane Elementary School and Fallsvale Elementary School — have been locked down.

The two injured officers were being airlifted to a local hospital with unknown injuries.

Authorities Monday reduced the number of law enforcement officers patrolling the Big Bear area from several hundred to just 30.

Dorner is accused in the murders of Monica Quan and her fiancé, Keith Lawrence, in Irvine on Feb. 3 and Riverside Police Officer Michael Crain on Feb. 7. Dorner's burned out truck was found near Bear Mountain later that day.

Dorner was employed as a Los Angeles police officer from 2005 to 2008, when he was fired for making false allegations against a fellow officer. Quan's father, a former LAPD Captain, represented Dorner in the hearing that ultimately lead to his dismissal from the force.

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