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Police Exchange Gunfire With Man Believed To Be LA Fugitive

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LOS ANGELES - Law enforcement officers have engaged in a gun battle in the mountains of California with a person believed to be a former Los Angeles police officer. Two deputies were injured in the gunfire.

The noise of the gun battle was broadcast by KCBS-TV, whose reporter suddenly found himself near the fight. Someone could be heard yelling at the reporter to get out of the area.

Road blocks were up around Big Bear, where Christopher Dorner's burned-out pickup was found Thursday. Authorities have been conducting a manhunt in the area since last week.

Dorner has been accused of killing a police officer, the daughter of another officer and her fiancé.

Officials said a man believed to be Dorner committed a burglary at a cabin and had a couple tied up at the home. One of the victims was able to get away and call police.

Authorities responded and gave chase when the man believed to be Dorner fled in a stolen vehicle. Gunfire was exchanged. KCBS reported the suspect ran on foot when officials tried to pull the truck over.

A reporter on the scene said a deputy with the San Bernardino Sheriff's Office told him two deputies had been shot.

Authorities were still trying to get to the deputies to determine the severity of their injuries.  

Watch LIVE video from KCBS in Los Angeles.

(NewsChannel5 and The Associated Press.)

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