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Report: Christopher Dorner shot at by ranger as he fled

Christopher Dorner was shot at by a fish and game ranger, as he fled in a stolen vehicle in north-east Los Angeles, Reuters is reporting.

The agency states that earlier Dorner had broken into a home, tied up a couple and stole their pick-up truck.

Local media is also reporting it is believed one of the hostages was able to flee and raise the alarm.

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Report: Dorner 'gun battle' broadcast live on air

Police officers have engaged in a gun battle in the mountains of California with a person believed to be former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner, reports Associated Press.

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

Christopher Dorner. Credit: Reuters/Handout

Road blocks are up around the Big Bear area, where Christopher Dorner's burned-out pickup was found Thursday.

Authorities have been conducting a manhunt in the area since last week. He is accused of killing a couple and a police officer.

Report: Christopher Dorner in gun battle with police

LA Police have confirmed that Christopher Dorner was involved in a shoot out this afternoon with federal authorities with federal authorities.

Christopher Jordan Dorner, of La Palma, California. Credit: Reuters/Handout

The LA Times is reporting that the shooting took place after Dorner burgled a home, tied up a couple and stole their car. It was not immediately clear whether Dorner was in custody.

Authorities in California launched a state-wide manhunt for the former Los Angeles police officer last week after he was suspected of shooting three people.

Report: Police to review ex-LA cop's racism accusations

The hunt for a former Los Angeles police officer suspected in three killings continues a day after the police chief ordered a review of the disciplinary case that led to his sacking, the Associated Press is reporting.

Officials will re-examine the allegations by 33-year-old Christopher Dorner, that his law enforcement career was undone by racist colleagues, police chief Charlie Beck announced.

Mr Beck stressed that he was ordering a review of his 2007 case because he takes the racism allegations seriously.

I do this not to appease a murderer. I do it to reassure the public that their police department is transparent and fair in all the things we do.

– Charlie Beck, police chief
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