Or so the AP news alert says. No further details, but it looks like they didn't need a drone after all to track down alleged cop-killer Christopher Dorner.

UPDATE: The Los Angeles Times confirms and elaborates:

Christopher Dorner was engaged in a shootout with federal authorities in the Big Bear area Tuesday, a law enforcement source told The Times.

The shooting occurred after Dorner burglarized a home, tied up a couple and stole their car, the source said.

It was not immediately clear whether Dorner was in custody.

UPDATE, UPDATE: Twitter (from an LA Times list) says that at least two officers are reported down, and that Dorner may be fleeing in a 2008 Dodge pickup.

UPDATE, UPDATE, UPDATE: The latest from the LA Times:

Accused killer Christopher Dorner is surrounded by police inside a Big Bear area cabin after getting into a gun battle that left two San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputies wounded.