PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Police Chief Bryan Reyes says three officers in Palm Springs, California, were trying to resolve a family dispute Saturday when a man fatally shot two of them and wounded the third.
Reyes told reporters the officers were talking calmly to the man, trying to resolve things when he suddenly opened fire on them.
The chief, 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 SWAT officers had the residence surrounded and he would release more information later.