Christopher Dorner Autopsy Report Confirms Ex-Officer Shot Himself With 9mm Handgun

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Cabin Dorner Believed to be Holed Up in Explodes in Flames

Fire engulfs a home in the Big Bear area where fugitive former police officer Christopher Dorner was holed up after gun battles with law enforcement officers on Feb. 12, 2013. (Credit: KTLA)

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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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