Cops, fugitive ex-cop in shootout near Big Bear, California
Report: Two officers hurt in gunfight
- Duration 5:07
- Date Feb 12, 2013
Report: Two officers hurt in gunfight
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Point yes they do know that this in fact is Christopher garner that police have confirmed that and they do know that he is also hold up now in a cabin he's in a cabin and he has been firing shots out of this cabin toward police now for the better part of the last fifteen or twenty minutes.
There was some confusion as -- kind of got on scene at first because they were believing that he would kind of maybe his stand in the woods the back story is very quickly this is this afternoon.
He apparently went into the home.
Of an elderly couple who own a cabin in big bear any tied them up and then.
He stole their white pick up truck.
In the chain of events the fishing game authorities came in contact with that white pickup truck and a shoot -- ensued.
During -- shoot out more forces were brought in and -- -- go longer then made his way.
Into a local cabin and began shooting out and authorities and now we're being told that he is wounded at least two deputies they have called -- tactical units they have called in.
All hands on deck for this story because they know how crafty this guy has been over the past five days but our scanner traffic -- our sources are telling us that they do know which of these cabins that -- -- orders hold up again.
Gotta give you some perspective here this is our fox affiliate -- TTV they get -- -- -- about five minutes ago.
And they're trying to focus on what we believe is the cabin that border is now surrounded and and they have got -- measurable forces up there are surrounding this they are not about to let this guy.
Get away again.
Back stories already shot three police officers killing one to -- wounding two more deputies again.
Unclear if there sheriff's deputies or police officers were fishing game officers but we know that you have been wounded.
Now the plan right now apparently is is there is if you kind of panned out here you would see that the sheriff's deputies and swat teams are standing behind their cruisers and their vehicles.
Staying out of the line of fire.
And they have reported that shots are coming out from this cabinet.
As to what Christopher -- has for weaponry we nobody left to assault weapons to assault weapons were actually inside that truck that was found burned out.
In this area six days ago.
This this is part of their arsenal he adds we know we as handguns and we believe he also has another rival and plenty of ammunition to stay holed up inside this in this -- I want to -- now -- can't do William La -- he's been standing by all day at the LA police department and William.
The LAPD had said when they've -- news about this they would cannot tell you this is their guy he's been targeting their police officers.
Any war from LAP did if not what's happening right now at the scene where you -- Well.
They have not come down as -- yet I'm sure they're monitoring what is an active shooter situation Trace com.
The last 23 news conferences -- attended here they've given away very little of what they've known in terms of any kind of investigative details but as I said moments ago.
As of this morning it seemed like they were searching for a needle in a haystack.
Reiterate reiterating to people up in big bear hey if you guys surveillance video that might show this guy we're kind of vehicle he might be in please let us know.
We do have information that why he's there we believe because he had a friend.
He has initials at least according to a affidavit by US Marshal whose parents had a cabin in the area and it sounds like he.
Headed there when he wasn't able to go to Mexico instill that -- in San Diego.
And maybe his car broke down a broken axle up there and that's what kind of abandoned him if you will.
In the area I think the good news that you've just described is he doesn't have all his stuff.
He only has what's on his body you know he tried to steal this vehicle he probably look at the vehicle then he got accosted if you will or.
Well lit up bit by the fishing game wardens.
I'm on highway 38 and when he bailed out of that vehicle he's only got probably one or two weapons that he's carrying with them what a -- ammunition.
He had on his back and now -- since broken as someone familiar cabin so it's not here is the time it is on the LAPD in this task force side.
They can -- this guy out they can move in you can run out of ammunition.
It's in their favor if you will.
In my opinion as they try to close in on this guy -- around.
Finally one thing I was gonna add trees.
LAPD had a tough situation on their hands as he tried to scale back this investigation.
If possible -- -- know where he was they had to cover their bases here in LA with their protective detail and they couldn't abandon big bear because they still haven't found them yet -- Charlie bed.
Charlie Beck said until this guy.
Dead or alive if you will captured he had to keep their protective detail on all those LAPD families that he had targeted so that this point in time.
We're just happy.
Here in LAPD is happy that they finally got this guys surrounded might be able to bring racing to an end Trace.
Well in -- does life force -- LAPD Williams stand by for breaking news if you what I wanna covered.