The ****, so did he get shot or shot himself or died in a fire?!
They believe he shot himself, probably with a pistol. Basically when it got to the point where he had leave the cabin, he chose not to give himself up, but to end it himself. Coroner's report won't be official for a few days, though
Fugitive Christopher Dorner spent his final hours barricaded inside a mountain cabin armed with a high-powered sniper rifle, smoke bombs and a cache of ammo, shooting to kill and ignoring commands to surrender until a single gunshot ended his life, authorities said Friday.
The evidence indicates that Dorner, a fired Los Angeles police officer suspected of killing four people and wounding three others, held a gun to his head and fired while the Big Bear area cabin he was holed up in caught fire, ignited by police tear gas.
After about a quarter of the cabin was engulfed in flames, Herbert said, "we heard a distinct single gunshot" come from inside. The shot sounded different from those Dorner had fired at deputies, indicating a different type of weapon was used, he said.
Dental records were used to confirm that the remains found in the cabin were indeed those of Dorner, 33.
The Riverside County coroner's office conducted an autopsy on Dorner, and determined that his death was caused by a single gunshot to the head. The coroner has not positively determined that Dorner shot himself, but the evidence "seems to indicate that the wound … was self inflicted," said Capt. Kevin Lacy of the San Bernardino County coroner's division.
All you gotta do to hide from the police is simply not answer your door!
Dorner didn't break into the place, it was unlocked. Considering that Big Bear is a vacation area filled with empty cabins during the week, it probably was a good thing cops weren't smashing into houses all over the place
He said that deputies were under orders not to kick down the doors of homes that were locked up and unresponsive to deputies. They looked for signs of forced entry or other signs that something was amiss at unit 203, but they found nothing. The door to that unit was locked, and since there were no signs of distress, they moved on to other units. The Reynolds explained they had actually left the door unlocked for a maintenance person, which is how Dorner obtained access to the cabin in the first place.