LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fugitive former policeman Christopher Dorner exchanged gunfire on Tuesday with San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies in the mountains northeast of Los Angeles after he broke into a home, tied up a couple and stole their pickup truck, authorities said.
Two officers involved in the shootout were struck by gunfire, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's department said.
Dorner, accused of targeting police officers and their families in three revenge-driven killings, was apparently fired upon by a state fish and game ranger as the suspect fled in the stolen vehicle, the Riverside County Sheriff's department said.
Local television news outlets aired the sounds of gunfire and shouting in a live broadcast from the Big Bear Lake ski resort area.
Law enforcement's latest confrontation with the suspect came on the six day of a search for Dorner that Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has called the most extensive manhunt in the region's history.
(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb, Steve Gorman and Alex Dobuzinskis; Writing by Steve Gorman; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)
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