2 Officers Killed, 1 Wounded in Calif. Domestic Dispute

Gunman who opened fire during a domestic dispute now in custody
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 8, 2016 7:14 PM CDT
Updated Oct 9, 2016 7:07 AM CDT
2 Officers Killed, 1 Wounded in Palm Springs
Officer Jose "Gil" Gilbert Vega, a 35-year veteran who was killed in the line of duty Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016. Vega, the father of eight, planned to retire in December.   (Palm Springs Police Department via AP)

Police have taken into custody the man suspected of fatally shooting two officers and wounding another in Palm Springs, Calif. The Riverside County Sheriff's Department made the announcement early Sunday, reports the AP Police have not released the suspect's identity. 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. (More police stories.)

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