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.

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Fugitive ex-cop remains found

The remains recovered from a cabin in Big Bear, California, have been positively identified as those of fugitive former Los Angeles policeman Christopher Dorner, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said.