PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) – Police in Palm Springs say the shooting of three officers occurred after they arrived at a home following a report of a domestic disturbance.
Palm Springs Police Chief Bryan Reyes, his voice breaking, identified the fatally wounded officers as Jose Gilbert Vega and Lesley Zerebny. He did not disclose their rank or any other information about them.
Reyes said the gunman was still at large and may still be in the home where the shooting occurred.
He said he would release more information later.
ABC7 in Los Angeles reported that Gilvega was a 35-year veteran at the police department and was due to retire in December. Reyes said he had been working overtime on an unscheduled shift. Zerebny, 27, had only been with the department for a little more than a year. Reyes said she had given birth to a child about four months ago and had just returned to work.
Palm Springs Police Chief Bryan Reyes said two officers were shot and killed as another officer was injured during a domestic disturbance call Saturday afternoon.
Dozens of law enforcement officers converged on a normally quiet residential neighborhood after the shooting.
Police also issued a warning that people inside their homes should stay there, lock their doors and not answer them until further notice.
SWAT officers raced to the scene after the shooting but no one was immediately arrested. Police said they believed no one else was hurt.