San Bernardino County authorities today released recordings of the Feb. 12 911 call that led to the death of murder suspect Christopher Jordan Dorner.
At the time, Dorner was wanted on suspicion of killing Riverside Police officer Michael Crain and an Irvine couple, Monica Quan and Keith Lawrence and the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department was leading a large-scale manhunt for him in the Big Bear Lake area.
Dorner was found hiding in a Big Bear Lake condo by its owners, Jim and Karen Reynolds, who are not identified by name on the newly-released materials. Dorner tied up the Reynolds couple and fled Big Bear Lake. In his escape attempt, he exchanged gunfire with pursuing California Fish and Wildlife wardens, carjacked motorist Rick Heltebrake and ultimately barricaded himself inside a Barton Flats cabin.
Dorner ambushed two sheriff's deputies from inside the cabin, killing deputy Jeremiah MacKay. SWAT deputies and officers from other agencies swarmed the area around the cabin, laying siege to Dorner and finally deploying pyrotechnic tear gas grenades. The cabin ignited and deputies heard a single gunshot from inside the building.
The Riverside County Coroner reported Dorner died from a single gunshot wound to the head.