No confirmation has been given, but Christopher Dorner might indeed be dead right now.
Nearby onlookers report hearing a single gunshot when the blaze began and now, hours later, the fire completely destroyed his cabin and it appears the madness might be ending.
The leading theory is that perhaps someone shot him dead right as the fire began.
Again, no one will confirm the suspect's death, but eye-witnesses say cops are wandering around the scene "nonchalantly" as if the threat has been neutralized.
Also, highways are being reopened in the area and that must be a sign that police are confident the former LAPD officer is not going anywhere.
Dorner allegedly killed at least four since Super Bowl Sunday; we sincerely hope this tragic spree of violence is finally over.
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