Reports breaking that Christopher Dorner, killer and rising hero in some left-wing circles, may have been located.

We’ll update as hard news is available.

Update – looks like it’s over, just waiting for confirmation Dorner died when the cabin he was trapped in caught fire. Here is the L.A. Times report as of 8:41 Eastern:

A single gunshot was heard as authorities moved into the cabin where Christopher Dorner was believed to be holed up.

According to a law enforcement source, police had broken down windows, pumped in tear gas and blasted a loud speaker urging Dorner to surrender. When they got no response, police deployed a vehicle to rip down the walls of the cabin “one by one, like peeling an onion,” a law enforcement official said.

By the time they got to the last wall, authorities heard a single gunshot, the source said. Then flames began to spread through the structure, and gunshots, probably set off by the fire, were heard.

Dorner’s body has not been found. The police search will be focused in the basement area, the source said.

And more, body pulled from burned out cabin, believed to be Dorner.