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Chris Dorner standoff transcripts show deputies didn't fire shots

Murder suspect Christopher Dorner is seen in an undated photo.
April 21, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
According to newly released transcripts from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, deputies didn't fire a single shot during the final two hours of the Chris Dorner standoff.

The 30-page transcript shows deputies had orders not to fire, unless they saw the former LAPD officer. They tried using tear gas to flush him out of the cabin near Big Bear where he was holed up. When that didn't work, they used seven canisters of highly flammable incendiary tear gas.

The standoff came to a fiery and deadly end with Dorner shooting himself in the head. The shot was heard at 4:22 p.m. by dispatchers, who relayed the message, "one single gunshot heard from inside of residence."

Law enforcement officers also described blood spatter on the cabin walls and mattresses up against them as a barricade.

The transcripts so far are the most detailed glimpse into final hours of the manhunt.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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