Report: Single shot heard before fire engulfed cabin
Fire crews told to stand down, let structure burn
- Duration 6:35
- Date Feb 12, 2013
Fire crews told to stand down, let structure burn
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And there is breaking news now on Fox News Channel it's 430 on the West Coast.
And 730 on the East Coast and it would appear.
That the nightmare of a situation across Southern California.
Is over we know now that authorities surrounded it happen.
That the -- you see on the right hand side of your screen.
Had taken two people hostage at least a couple of days ago according to our sources in Los Angeles.
We know that one of those two people escaped.
We know that Chris -- order for whom they've been searching took off in a vehicle we know that at some point this in what fish and game officers spotted him.
We know from our sources that he had a shoot out with fish -- game.
Vehicle to vehicle that he crash the vehicle he had stolen and ran into a cabin.
And began a chase and a standoff ensued there was a shoot out according to authorities and then the shooting stopped.
Authorities fired tear gas into the building nothing happened along the way one shot was heard either going into the house the cabin.
Or coming from inside the -- it.
The obvious suggestion is that he may have killed himself but we have no way of knowing that at this moment.
What we do know that either either because of the tear gas or something else this cabin went up in flames.
Just before that a perimeter that was stretched all around roadblocks for every car going through was lifted.
And authorities lifted the air travel ban -- as well and allowed helicopters to come in.
And we began to see what you see now.
The remains of that cabin it up in flames Christopher -- -- nowhere to be found authorities appearing to be on stand stand down.
And this man who would promise to kill so many.
Who had a hit list of cop after cop.
Had killed family members of police officers who vowed in a twenty page manifesto on line that he would get his name back.
Throughout this manifesto it was -- NA ME in all caps and that's what he wanted.
He wanted justice and he wanted retaliation.
And he promised you will eventually learn that I've been wrong.
And for this reason this man who all say it was -- mild mannered and such a good guy.
Went off and begin murdering across the south play.
Not just those he had targeted but their relatives it well and in that manifesto he had promised I will kill again.
The carnage will be widespread and as we look now at that -- in flames.
It appears only part of his manifesto came true.
It appears at this hour that the nightmare in Los Angeles is over -- I'm guessing that at some point soon will hear from authorities.
As some boys then we will -- but you can add to what you were saying about that manifesto Christopher Horner also vowed that he would not come out of this alive and that appears.
To be the case right now promising to bring a symmetrical warfare.
To the Los Angeles police department where they were forty names on that manifesto -- by a symmetrical meaning.
He wanted to keep them off balance -- to come at them when they least expected it.
And he did that on a couple of occasions we have been told the fire department -- is about 200 yards away and the police department is telling the fire department.
To stand down.
To sit there and watch while that -- burns and now you can see your first pictures of the actual cabin.
And -- is burning and there is not a single report of anybody.
-- -- -- -- Again as you said there was one shot that was heard to be fired right before the cabin was fully engulfed in flames.
And then and -- nation could be heard going off the 'cause as we expected Christopher garner appeared to be appear to be very well armed and now.
They will watch this thing burn and then the investigation will begin but when.
The air traffic ban has been lifted and when the roadblocks are being taken down.
It appears they believed the conclusion.
Is the one that they were seeking.
Or at least one of the options they were seeking win this thing began about two hours ago shot and again for the edification of our audience.
This was a man who may have been hiding for at least a couple of days and maybe longer.
Just a few hundred yards away from the police command center.
As well as -- the media compound was the live shots going on day and night the police figuring out strategies.
And Christopher garner.
Maybe all the while -- part of the while just a few hundred yards away plotting his next move his next move happened today when he carjacked.
A truck took off.
Ran into fishing game and then ran -- deputies shot one -- -- it was going inside the cabin and then according to reporting.
As he went out the back of the cab and another deputy went around the back.
He pulled the trigger and shot the second deputy one of those deputies died the other said to be in critical condition.
And the man who waged war on Southern California police killed two.
Wounded three and killed another young couple and now -- -- this appears to have come to a burning and violent end.
A -- I just that we -- a Larry's point actually before it.
Let this guy want his point because we have been all day long relying -- with the air ban in place -- relying all day long.
On on scanner traffic and reports coming from eyewitnesses on the scene I want to play you a little bit if I can about scanner traffic -- Put another -- Brooklyn call us at this here.
But -- -- quite possibly.
For the better we don't look at where it's and this little decided that they have a couple of shots that -- yeah it has.
You told -- yeah yeah -- Sniper -- -- in the back you.
Although I don't care -- yeah.
It's -- shooting multiple us look pretty -- he -- -- Yeah that and they returned fire that they are but.
The Big Ten game -- -- at -- shot and they -- Fire apparently wanted to get up all the traffic and check it right here about -- That was from earlier you can see it here.
The tens voices of the police officers involved we are just getting -- -- That the ammunition continues to go off inside that cabin and -- fire department wants -- there are propane tanks.
That could go off there don't appear to be any but again the fire department is standing down.