SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - San Bernardino sheriff's officials say a fugitive former cop who was killed after a shootout with law enforcement was holed up in condo across the street from their command post during an exhaustive manhunt.
Sheriff John McMahon said Friday that Dorner hid in the condo after entering through an unlocked door. Dorner hid inside and never answered the door when deputies came knocking.
Authorities say Dorner died of a single gunshot wound to the head as authorities were pumping tear gas into a mountain cabin during a deadly gun battle with sheriff's deputies.
San Bernardino County sheriff's Capt. Sheriff John McMahon told reporters Friday that it appears the wound was self-inflicted.
Deputies said they heard one final gunshot from the cabin as it was going up in flames during Tuesday's gunbattle.
Before he died, Dorner killed one sheriff's deputy and wounded another during a fierce shootout.
Authorities initially were unsure whether Dorner killed himself, had been struck by a deputy's bullet or had died in a fire that engulfed the cabin during the shootout.
The search for Dorner began last week after authorities said he had launched a deadly revenge campaign against the Los Angeles Police Department for his firing.
Dorner is suspected of killing a couple in Irvine, a police officer in Riverside and a sheriff's deputy in San Bernardino. He died this week after an intensive manhunt led authorities to the San Bernardino Mountains.
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