3 Palm Springs Police Officers shot; 2 dead

Reports at 6:45 p.m. said SWAT officers surrounded a house where the man who fatally shot two officers may still be inside

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PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) – Just after 3 p.m., Police Chief Bryan Reyes in Palm Springs, California said two officers were fatally shot and another was wounded trying to resolve family dispute.

A police statement said the shooting occurred Saturday afternoon north of Racquet Club Road and east of Sunrise Way.

Reports at 6:45 p.m. said SWAT officers surrounded a house in Palm Springs where the man who fatally shot two officers may still be inside.

Reyes says he’s holding off on revealing the suspect’s name until he confers with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, which is now heading the shooting investigation.

The chief also released more information on the slain officers.

Twenty-seven-year-old Lesley Zerebny had recently returned to the force from maternity leave and was the mother of a 4-month-old daughter.

Jose Gilbert Vega, a father of eight, was a 35-year veteran of the force who was scheduled to retire in December.

No update was given on the condition of the third wounded officer.

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