The hunt for Christopher Dorner, the revenge-seeking ex-cop, that began with a deadly rampage that would claim four lives, ended abruptly Tuesday when a man believed to be Dorner bolted from hiding, stole two cars, barricaded himself in a vacant cabin and mounted a last stand in a furious shootout in which he killed one sheriff's deputy and wounded another before the building erupted in flames, authorities said.
Police say Christopher Dorner, a former Los Angeles police officer, is linked to a series of shootings aimed at law enforcement officers, including the killing of the daughter of a former police captain.
This undated file photo provided by Cal State Fullerton shows Cal State Fullerton assistant women's NCAA college basketball coach Monica Quan. Quan and her fiance Keith Lawrence were found shot to death on the top floor of a parking structure at the complex, police said. Former LAPD officer and U.S. Navy reservist Christopher Jordan Dorner, 33, is a suspect in the killings.
This image provided by the USC Department of Public Safety shows Officer Keith Lawrence, who was found shot to death along with his fiance Monica Quan in Fullerton, Calif.
This undated image provided by the Riverside Police Department shows Officer Andrew Tachias, who was shot and wounded by fugitive Christopher Dorner during a standoff in Big Bear, Calif.
This photo provided by the San Bernardino sheriff's department shows slain San Bernardino Sheriff Deputy Jeremiah MacKay. MacKay was killed Feb. 12, 2013 during a shootout outside the cabin where fugitive ex-Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner was barricaded in Big Bear, Calif.
Riverside police officers carry the coffin of fellow officer Michael Crain during the burial ceremony at the Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, Calif. The 34-year-old Crain was killed in his patrol car on Feb. 7. Authorities believe the shooter was ex-Los Angeles policeman Christopher Dorner. (Feb. 13, 2013)
Riverside Police Chief Sergio Diaz, right, presents the flag to Regina Crain, the widow of Riverside Police officer Michael Crain, as their daughter, Kaitlyn, looks on during her husband's burial ceremony at the Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, Calif. (Feb. 13, 2013)
In this aerial photo, law enforcement authorities investigate the charred remains of a cabin where quadruple-murder suspect Christopher Dorner died after barricading himself inside during a Tuesday stand-off with police in the Angeles Oaks area of Big Bear, Calif. (Feb. 13, 2013)
The cellar of a burned out cabin where the remains of multiple murder suspect and former Los Angeles Police Department officer Christopher Dorner were found in Big Bear, California. (Feb. 15, 2013)
This handout picture provided by Los Angeles Police Department is of the alleged suspect, Christopher Dorner.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa addresses the media outside police headquarters in downtown Los Angeles, in regards to the case of suspected cop killer Christopher Dorner. (Feb. 12, 2o13)
Redlands police officers stand at a blockade during a manhunt for the former Los Angeles Police Department officer Christopher Dorner in Yucaipa, Calif. (Feb. 12, 2013)
Law enforcement officials gather to discuss plans to resume the search for fugitive Christopher Dorner near Big Bear, Calif. More than 100 law enforcement officers, some in armored personnel carriers, hunted for the former Los Angeles police officer suspected. (Feb. 9, 2013)
Frank Cardiel, left, and Shantel Cardiel hold up signs in support of fugitive triple murder suspect Christopher Dorner along the road in San Bernardino, Calif. (Feb. 12, 2013)
A burned-out pickup truck belonging to ex-Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner is towed after it was discovered in Big Bear, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2013)
A gray Nissan Titan pickup truck believed to belong to Christopher Jordan Dorner is seen in this photo from a surveillance camera, which was presented at a news conference at Los Angeles Police Department headquarters. (Feb. 7, 2013)
Los Angeles Police Public Information officers: Sara Faden, left, and Officer Norma Eisenman carry photos of suspect Christopher Dorner during a news conference at the LAPD headquarters in Los Angeles. (Feb. 7, 2013)
Los Angeles Police Department officers investigate the site of a shooting in Corona, Calif. Christopher Dorner is suspected of this shooting of two LAPD officers who were sent to Corona to protect someone Dorner threatened in a rambling online manifesto. (Feb. 7, 2013)