Police arrest suspect after fatal shooting of 2 officers in California

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) Police have taken into custody the man who fatally shot two officers and wounded another in Palm Springs, California.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said on Twitter early Sunday morning that the “suspect has been taken into custody.”

Police have not released the suspect’s identity. No further information was immediately available.

Palm Springs police Chief Bryan Reyes said two officers trying to resolve a family dispute were killed Saturday when a man they had been speaking with suddenly pulled out a gun and opened fire. A third officer was wounded and remained 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 only recently returned from maternity leave after giving birth to a now-4-month-old daughter. Vega was a 35-year veteran who planned to retire in December.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s