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Dorner Manhunt: Details Emerge in Warden’s Gun Fight with Suspect

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. — The investigation continues after Dorner’s shootout with police Tuesday afternoon that lead to the death of one San Bernardino sheriff’s deputy.

The chain of events began when Dorner allegedly  took off in a purple Nissan.

Nearly half an hour later, officers with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife spotted the stolen vehicle and called for backup, authorities said.

The suspect turned down a side road in an attempt to elude the officers but crashed the vehicle, police said.

A short time later, authorities said, the suspect carjacked a Dodge pickup truck.

As Dorner sped off in the pickup, he quickly encountered two Department of Fish and Wildlife trucks, authorities said.

As the suspect zoomed past the officers, he rolled down his window and fired about 15 to 20 rounds, officials said.

One of the officers jumped out and shot a high-powered rifle at the fleeing pickup. The suspect abandoned the vehicle and took off on foot, police said.

-Lynette Romero reporting

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