"Enough is enough. It's time to turn yourself in and time to stop the bloodshed," LAPD commander Andy Smith said from downtown LA.
Smith offered few updates during the press conference, but confirmed that Dorner has barricaded himself inside a cabin in the 1200 block of Club View Drive near Seven Oaks.
"This is very early, very preliminary information," Smith said.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, who is taking the lead on this investigation, said about 12:20 p.n. there was a report of a stolen vehicle near the Club View Drive cabin and that the person involved looked very similar to Dorner.
When officials located the stolen vehicle, the suspect fled and barricaded himself in a nearby cabin.
There was an exchange of gunfire and two officers were injured. Those officers have been airlifted off the mountain to local hospitals.
Law enforcement officers are still watching the cabin. There have been reports that a bullet proof Bobcat is being brought to the area and fitted with a battering ram.
There are also three ambulances and fire crews nearby.
A lock down at three schools in the area, Big Hear High School, Baldwin Lane Elementary Schoolm and Chautauqua High School has been lifted as the attention has shifted away from Big Bear, officials said. A fourth school, Fallsvale Elementary, is still on lock down.
"We are hoping everything ends without further bloodshed," Smith said at the recent press conference, adding that the best thing now would be for Dorner to surrender.