Christopher Dorner Shootout Timeline
2:24 p.m: According to a sheriff's statement, two deputies were shot in the firefight: One was pronounced dead at Loma Linda Medical Center at 2:24 p.m. Here's what the department said about the other lawman:
The deputy wounded ... has undergone surgery and medical personnel are optimistic as to his recovery. However, it is believed several additional surgeries will be required.
Shortly after 4 p.m: Smoke started billowing from a cabin in which the suspect was believed to be holed up. Soon it erupted in flames. There appeared to be no attempt to put out the fire as a result of the threat of gunfire and, according to reports, possible munitions inside.
Some reports indicated a single gunshot was heard right before the cabin went up in smoke. San Bernardino County authorities couldn't answer the question of whether the fire might have been started by the suspect or by tear gas canisters fired by deputies.
Earlier it appeared that the suspect set off some sort of diversionary smoke bomb as deputies descended on the scene, so anything's possible.
8 p.m: After much speculation and false-confirmation of Dorner's death in the news media, LAPD Commander Andrew Smith told reporters that there was no positive ID of any body found in the post-fire ruble.
In fact, Smith said:
The cabin is still to hot for anybody to go into there. Any reports that a body has been found are not true.
He told reporters that the department was still on tactical alert and that security details for 50 LAPD families believed to have been threatened by Dorner would continue until that ID was made.
After 8 p.m: Not long after that Cindi Bachman of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said much of the same. But she also indicated that whomever shot it out with her brethren on the force was probably a pile of ashes at the bottom of that burned-out cabin.
We believe he is still inside that cabin that caught fire.