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Alleged patrolman torpedo nabbed after gunning down dual Calif. officers

An purported California patrolman torpedo was prisoner hours after gunning down dual officers and wounding a third in Palm Springs, authorities said.

The officers were perplexing to awaken a male out of a home following an vague domestic brawl around 12:20 p.m. when a male after identified as John Felix, 26, non-stop glow by a sealed door, authorities said.

“Officers were circuitously a front doorway perplexing to negotiate with a think to only comply,” pronounced an anguished Palm Springs Police Chief Bryan Reyes, his voice cracking.

“It was a elementary family reeling and he inaugurated to open glow on a few of a guardians of this city.”

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The slain cops were identified as Jose (Gil) Vega, 63, and Lesley Zerebny, 27.

Vega was a 35-year-veteran of a military force and father of 8 who was operative an overtime shift.

Zerebny, a mom of a 4-month-old baby girl, assimilated a dialect a year and a half ago.

“I am watchful in a calamity right now,” Reyes said.

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The third officer was reported to be in good condition — watchful and alert.

Following a shooting, dozens of heavily-armed cops sealed down several blocks and surrounded a home where Felix was hiding. He was taken into control following a 12-hour deadlock that finished only before 1 a.m. internal time, according to Riverside County Sheriff’s Office.


Emergency crew attend to a chairman on a bracket on a dilemma of Cypress Road and Del Lago Road in Palm Springs, Calif., on Saturday, after 3 officers were shot.

(Omar Ornelas/The Desert Sun around AP)

He suffered non-life melancholy injuries during a confinement and was taken to a circuitously hospital.

Felix faces dual depends of murder of a assent officer.

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Neighbor Frances Serrano told The Associated Press she called military after a suspect’s father showed adult during her residence observant his demented son was “acting crazy” and threatened to fire responding cops.

“He pronounced his mother left since she was so frightened of him,” Serrano said.

Serrano pronounced she went behind inside her home and mins after listened a burst of gunfire.

The think had spent time in jail and was given with an ankle guard on his release.

But Serrano pronounced he was always pleasing and accessible to her and her family.

“We never had any problems with him,” she added.

Neighbors reported conference adult to 20 shots and speculated that a think was armed with a high-powered weapon.


Officers watch a home on Cypress Road after gunshots were dismissed in Palm Springs, Calif., early Saturday afternoon. Two officers were killed and one bleeding when they responded to a domestic disturbance.

(Omar Ornelas/The Desert Sun around AP)

“It sounded like fireworks during first,” Juan Garciano, who lives a retard from a scene, told a paper.

“I came out of a residence and saw military start to retard a roads.”

Gerardo Barrera, who was operative nearby, pronounced he saw a plant fibbing quiescent on a ground.

“Someone kept pumping her chest though she wasn’t moving,” Barrera said.

Droves of cops converged on a stage in minutes, Barrera added.

Multiple officers in tactical rigging were speckled holding defensive positions behind a 4-foot petrify wall, according to a Desert Sun.

Several other heavily-armed cops were stationed circuitously an armored car parked nearby.

“If we do live somewhere in a area, keep your doors locked,” Palm Spring Police Sergeant William Hutchinson said. “Please do not answer your doors for anybody.”

Shootings are singular in Palm Springs, a lifelike dried city that attracts hordes of well-heeled tourists from Los Angeles and elsewhere. 


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