February 19, 2015


City News Service 



The owners of the cabin that burned down during the final showdown between ex-LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner and law enforcement in 2013 will be paid $200,000 for their loss, it was reported this week. The cabin on Seven Oaks Road in the Angelus Oaks neighborhood of Big Bear burned down Feb. 12, 2013, after the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s SWAT team fired gas into the structure, triggering a blaze. Dorner was wanted for killing two law enforcement officers and an LAPD commander’s daughter and her fiancé in a plot to seek revenge on the department that fired him.


Authorities tracked him to Big Bear, where he remained hidden for nearly a week. He was spotted trying to make his escape from the mountain and was chased into a cabin belonging to Candace Martin and Eric Funnell. Authorities surrounded him and engaged in a gun battle that claimed the life of a Riverside County sheriff’s deputy.


In the end, Dorner shot himself in the cabin’s basement as the structure burned down. In a claim against San Bernardino County, Martin and Funnell sought compensation for their cabin, attorneys fees and emotional distress, the Los Angeles Times reported. The $200,000 will be paid out by March 5, according to a copy of the agreement. Nearly $900,000 in reward money was also paid to people who gave tips that led to finding Dorner, The Times reported.

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