PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) – Police have taken into custody the man suspected of fatally shooting two officers and wounding another in Palm Springs, California.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department made the announcement early Sunday morning.
Police have not released the suspect’s identity. No further information was immediately available.
Palm Springs Police Chief Bryan Reyes says two officers trying to resolve a family dispute were killed Saturday when a man suddenly pulled out a gun and opened fire. A third officer was wounded and remains hospitalized.
The chief identified the slain officers as Jose “Gil” Gilbert Vega and Lesley Zerebny.
Twenty-seven-year-old Zerebny had been with the department for about 18 months and returned from maternity leave after giving birth to a daughter. Vega was a 35-year veteran who planned to retire in December.