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Transcript: Reporter Carter Evans Trapped In Center Of Dorner Gunfight

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SoCal Manhunt

BIG BEAR (CBSLA.com) — CBS2/KCAL9 correspondent Carter Evans was describing the situation to anchor Sandra Mitchell via cell phone when authorities began exchanging gunfire with fugitive Christopher Dorner. Gunfire was heard from several directions.

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BACKGROUND: yelling, faintly “Get out of here, get out of here”

SANDRA: Is that someone yelling in the background, Carter?

CARTER: Yeah, we got authorities yelling at us to get out of here, but we don’t know where to go, frankly, to tell you the truth.

….

SANDRA: Carter what are you hearing, what are you seeing.

CARTER: Uh, I see authorities, I’m going to have to speak quieter now, I have you on the speaker phone. I see authorities honing in on an area on a cabin that is about 200 feet ahead of us right now. I see a lot of these authorities moving to take cover themselves.

[SOUND OF GUNFIRE]

CARTER: I hear some screaming, you heard all that gunfire.

SANDRA: That was gunfire.

CARTER: I see a team of sheriff’s deputies in full-on fatigues with weapons drawn running toward us right now. We are down on the ground behind the wheels of our car right now and the door is open, I am talking to you on the speaker phone. We are right, right in the center of the action here, we are right where this is happening.

….

CARTER: We’re trying to, we’re not moving from our vehicle, because this is a very fluid situation. We’re staying here, we don’t want to get caught in the crossfire ourselves.

UNIDENTIFIED: Hey you! Come here!

CARTER: Me?

UNIDENTIFIED: You! Come here! [Unintelligible]

[SOUND OF RAPID-FIRE GUNFIRE]

UNIDENTIFIED: Hey! Get the f— out of here now!

[Unintelligible]

[SOUND OF GUNFIRE]

[Unintelligible yelling]

[SOUND OF GUNFIRE]

….

SANDRA: I want to check back with Carter Evans. Carter? Are you there?

….

[YELLING]

UNIDENTIFIED: Get the f— down. Down! Keep it down!

[UNINTELLIGIBLE]

UNIDENTIFIED 2: Hey, hey! …Get the f— out, get the f— out now.

Evans was able to safely leave the area and remains in Big Bear reporting on the story.

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