Chris Dorner Took Own Life, Say Officials

The vigilante former cop reportedly shot himself, according to authorities.

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Though the bulk of Southern California's police staff was gunning for former Los Angeles cop and vigilante Christopher Dorner, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's office says the fugitive took his own life, reports ABC News.

"The information that we have right now seems to indicate that the wound that took Dorner's life was self inflicted," said Capt. Kevin Lacy of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department in a press conference Friday.

Dorner, 33, was found dead after a standoff with police. The cabin where Dorner barricaded himself in went up in flames on Feb. 12.

Authorities said police made "numerous PA announcements identifying [Dorner] by name, asking him to surrender," before firing pyrotechnic tear gas inside the cabin Dorner had holed up in, causing the building to go up in flames.

"We did not intentionally burn down that cabin to get Mr. Dorner out," San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon told reporters on Feb. 13.

Read more at ABC News.

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