News Update!!: Palm Springs, CA: Latest Information: Deadly Shooting of 2 Palm Springs Police Department Officers.

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News Update!!: Palm Springs, CA: Latest Information: Deadly Shooting of 2 Palm Springs Police Department Officers.

Here is the latest information regarding the deadly shooting of 2 Palm Springs Police Department Officers in Palm Springs, California.

** As of 9:00am PT on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016: **

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Memorial For Fallen Palm Springs Officers being held at 11:00am PT on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, California.

** Live News Coverage: NBC affiliate KMIR Channel 6: **

http://www.kmir.com/category/280665/live-streaming-video

** As of 11:00am PT on Sunday, October 9th, 2016: **

A news conference will be held at 11:00am PT to provide more information regarding the arrest of the suspect.

**** Watch the news conference at the following website: ****

http://livestream.com/kesq/live

** Picture from ABC affiliate KESQ Channel 3: *

 

** As of 9:26am PT on Sunday, October 9th, 2016: **

** Video from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4. **

A memorial continues to grow for 2 Palm Springs Police Department Officers shot and killed in the line of duty.

 

** As of 12:51am PT on Sunday, October 9th, 2016: **

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The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department have taken into police custody the suspect in the deadly shooting of 2 law enforcement officers.

According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, the suspect surrendered peacefully to Riverside County Sheriff’s Department SWAT members and was taken into police custody after a lengthy standoff.

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** Picture from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department: **

The suspect has been identified as 26 year old John Felix from Palm Springs, California.

John Felix received non-life threatening injuries during this incident and was treated at a local hospital.

John Felix will be booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center, located in Riverside, California on 2 counts of murder on a peace officer.

John Felix’s booking photograph is not available at this time. The Palm Springs Police Department officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave per their department policy.

The involved officers’ names will not be released at this time.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Division took over the investigation, and the search and arrest of the shooter.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Central Homicide Investigator Loureiro at: 1 (760) 393-3524.

 

** As of 11:40pm PT on Saturday, October 8th, 2016: **

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** Picture from the Palm Springs Police Department: **

A memorial is growing as the community comes and pay their respects to the fallen Palm Springs Police Department Officers who were killed by a suspect.

 

** As of 10:00pm PT on Saturday, October 8th, 2016: **

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** Picture from NBC affiliate KMIR Channel 6 and NBC News: **

According to the Palms Springs Police Department, at least 2 law enforcement officers are dead and another law enforcement officer was injured and is hospitalized after a shooting in Palm Springs, California.

The deadly shooting occurred just after 1:00pm PT on Saturday, October 8th, 2016 at a house on the 2700 block of Cypress Avenue in Palm Springs, California.

The law enforcement officers were reportedly responding to a family disturbance call before the shooting occurred.

A woman reported that her adult son was causing a disturbance. When law enforcement officers arrived, a man threatened that he would shoot through the door.

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** Picture from the Palms Springs Police Department and NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4: **

All 3 people were taken to a hospital, where the 2 law enforcement officers, identified as Palm Springs Police Department Officer Jose Gil Vega and Palm Springs Police Department Officer Lesley Zerebny, died from their injuries.

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** Picture from the Palms Springs Police Department: **

According to the Palm Springs Police Department, 63 years old Jose Gil Vega was a 35 year veteran officer with the Palm Springs Police Department.

Jose Gil Vega is survived by his wife and 8 children.

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** Picture from the Palms Springs Police Department: **

According to the Palm Springs Police Department, 27 years old Lesley Zerebny was a officer with the Palm Springs Police Department for a year and a half.

Lesley Zerebny had just returned to work after giving birth to a 4 month old baby.

Lesley Zerebny is survived by her husband, a Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy, and a child.

Several law enforcement agencies and SWAT teams were assisting with the investigation, with the police perimeter stretching several blocks.

According to the Palms Springs Police Department, the shooter who remains at large and an actively searching is happening.

The investigation was being conducted by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit.

 

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** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the families and friends of Palm Springs Police Department Officer Jose Gil Vega and Palm Springs Police Department Officer Lesley Zerebny. **

 

**** Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story. ****

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