Sunday, October 9, 2016

Elsewhere: Two police officers shot and killed in Palm Springs, Southern California

Two police officers shot and killed in Palm Springs, Southern California after responding to the call of a family dispute but came under fire as they arrived the scene, this according to the local police.
The officers went to the home after a female caller said her son was causing a disturbance and were trying to negotiate with suspect from outside when the shooting began.

Another officer was reportedly wounded in the shooting, Bryan Reyes, Police Chief told a news conference as police closes off nearby blocks in search for a suspect.




He added:
"I am awake in a nightmare right now"
The deceased officers are identified as Jose Vega, a 35-year veteran due to retire in December and 27-year-old Lesley Zerebny, an officer of the law for just one and a half year and also a mother to a four-month-old baby. 

The Desert Sun newspaper reports; one witness claims the suspect's father told her his son expressed desire to kill police moments before the shooting.
"He came over and asked for help," Frances Serrano said of the father who added that his son has mental issues. - The Desert Sun newspaper
Police reportedly stormed the scene surrounding the suspect's home fully prepared with armored assault vehicle stationed in front of the house.
It was also reported robots were deployed in the area.

The Police chief, Reyes described the incidence leading to the death of the two officers as a "simple family disturbance, and he elected to open fire on a few of the guardians of this city."

Source: Reuters 

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