LOS ANGELES — Fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner engaged in a shootout with federal authorities in the Big Bear area Tuesday, a law enforcement source told the Los Angeles Times.
CNN reported authorities are chasing a four-wheel truck.
The shooting occurred after Dorner burglarized a home, tied up a couple and stole their car, the source said to the Times.
An officer told The Associated Press one of the people was able to get away and make a call.
Authorities responded to the location and gave chase Tuesday when Dorner fled in a stolen car, the Associated Press reported. Gunfire was exchanged.
CNN reported Dorner is not in custody and officials would not confirm reports of officers being hit during the gun battle.
A second source told the Times there was an active crime scene but did not have details.
Dorner, a disgruntled former Los Angeles police officer fired in 2008, is wanted in connection with the killing of three people, including one police officer, and the wounding of two other police officers.