Trapped and surrounded in a cabin in Big Bear at the end of an exhaustive and violent manhunt, ex-Los Angeles Police Officer Christopher Dorner shot himself in the basement as the building burned above him, an autopsy report confirmed Friday.
Dorner was on the run for more than a week, during which he killed four people, including two on-duty law enforcement officers, and wounded several others.
The gist of the autopsy report — issued roughly 18 months after the bloody manhunt ended in bullets, explosions and flames — had already been widely reported, but it did offer some new details.
Dorner, 33, used a 9mm handgun to shoot himself once in the head on the afternoon of Feb. 12, 2013, as the wood cabin above him became engulfed in flames.
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