First look at site of Dorner's last stand
Rick Heltebrake with his dog Suni looks over the burned-out cabin where Christopher Dorner's remains were found after a police standoff Tuesday near Big Bear, Calif., Friday Feb. 15, 2013. Heltebrake had been carjacked by Dorner. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) / Nick Ut
BIG BEAR, Calif. The charred remnants of a fireplace and an angel statue standing in the middle of the rubble is what little is left of the mountain cabin when ex-Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner died in a raging fire.
CBS Station KCBS got a first look Friday at the cabin where officials say quadruple-murder suspect Dorner lost his life on Tuesday.
The final hours of the manhunt for Dorner -- wanted in the fatal shooting of three people -- began when Jim and Karen Reynolds opened the door of one of their rental condos, where Dorner had holed up.
He tied up the couple and stole their car, but they worked their way free and called 911 -- triggering a chain of events that ended with Tuesday's shootout in which two officers were shot. San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputy Jeremiah MacKay, 35, died from his wounds.
The siege continued for hours until tear gas was shot into the home. A fire was ignited and raged through the cabin. Dorner's body was later found in the ashes.
It is unclear if the cause of death was from the fire, or a single shot which KCBS correspondent Carter Evans, who was at the scene, heard moments after the cabin started to burn.
On Thursday coroner's officials confirmed that the charred body found inside the cabin was Dorner.
To watch KCBS' report from the scene click on the video player below.
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