Comment
0
Tweet
0
Print
RSS Feeds

Sheriff: Cabin not purposely burned in firefight

Wednesday - 2/13/2013, 11:50pm  ET

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The San Bernardino County sheriff says the fire that engulfed the cabin that murder suspect Christopher Dorner barricaded himself in was not set on purpose.

Sheriff John McMahon told reporters Wednesday "we did not intentionally burn down that cabin to get Mr. Dorner out."

He says deputies lobbed pyrotechnic tear gas into the cabins and it erupted into flames. McMahon did not say directly that the tear gas started the blaze, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

McMahon says authorities have not positively identified the remains, however all evidence points to it being Dorner and the manhunt is considered over.

As for the $1 million reward offered for Dorner's capture and conviction, an LAPD spokesman says the mayor's office will determine if the money is paid out.

LAPD Officer Alex Martinez says he doesn't think there's going to be a reward. He says "there was no capture and no conviction." It's kind of a no-brainer."

314-a-07-(Sheriff John McMahon, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, at news conference)-"Mr. Dorner out"-San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon says authorities were not trying to burn Christopher Dorner out of the cabin. (13 Feb 2013)

<> 00:07 "Mr. Dorner out"

313-a-12-(Sheriff John McMahon, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, at news conference)-"manhunt any longer"-San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon says although the body found in the burned cabin has not yet been positively identified, authorities believe it was Christopher Dorner. (13 Feb 2013)

<> 00:12 "manhunt any longer"

APPHOTO CASAN201: In this aerial photo, law enforcement authorities investigate the burn-out cabin Wednesday, Feb.13, 2013 where accused quadruple-murder suspect Christopher Dorner was believed to have died after barricading himself inside, during a Tuesday stand-off with police in the Angeles Oaks area of Big Bear, Calif. San Bernardino Sheriff's Deputy Jeremiah MacKay was killed and another wounded during the shootout with Dorner. (AP Photo/The Sun, John Valenzuela) (13 Feb 2013)

<>

APPHOTO CASAN207: This aerial photo shows the scene outside the charred remains of a cabin Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, where quadruple-murder suspect Christopher Dorner is believed to have died after barricading himself inside during a Tuesday stand-off with police in the Angeles Oaks area of Big Bear, Calif. San Bernardino Sheriff's Deputy Jeremiah MacKay was killed and another wounded during the shootout with Dorner. (AP Photo/The Sun, John Valenzuela) (13 Feb 2013)

<>


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.