Two police officers were ambushed and killed and one was wounded in a shooting in Palm Springs, California. Officers responded to reports of a family disturbance about 1 p.m. Saturday and were met with gunfire originating from a nearby home, said Palm Springs Police Department Sgt. William Hutchinson.
The cop killer has been arrested.
Officials identified John Felix, 26, as the man accused of gunning down officers Jose Gilbert Vega and Lesley Zerebny while they were trying to resolve a domestic dispute Saturday afternoon, according to FOX.
John Felix, 26 – obviously a Mexican and most likely an illegal alien
“It was a simple family disturbance and he elected to open fire on a few of the guardians of the city,” Palm Springs Police Chief Bryan Reyes, his voice breaking, told reporters. “Today Palm Springs lost two brave officers … I am awake in a nightmare right now.”
Police said Zerebny recently returned to the force from maternity leave after giving birth to a now-4-month-old daughter. Vega, the father of eight, was a 35-year veteran who planned to retire in December and had been working overtime on his day off Saturday. The wounded officer’s name was not released.
Reyes said the three officers were standing near the front door speaking with Felix, “trying to negotiate with the suspect to just comply,” when he suddenly shot them.
Riverside County SWAT officers quickly sealed off the normally quiet residential neighborhood in this desert resort town as police evacuated some residents. They told others to stay inside their homes, keep their doors locked and not to open them for anyone until further notice.
Reyes indicated police had had previous dealings with Felix.
Court records showed Felix was a gang member who was previously sentenced to four years in prison in a failed murder plot. Felix was charged with attempted murder in a 2009 shooting. Records show Felix pleaded down to assault with a firearm and admitted hisgang connection. The Desert Sun newspaper cited documents showing Felix was also the subject of a forceful arrest three years ago at the same house where Saturday’s shootings occurred.
Photos of Ofcrs. Gil Vega and Lesley Zerebny, who were shot and killed today.pic.twitter.com/IWCFkic1rQ
— Gabby Ferreira (@Its_GabbyF) October 9, 2016
The killings occurred just three days after a popular Los Angeles County sheriff’s sergeant was shot and killed in the high desert town of Lancaster.
Sgt. Steve Owen was answering a burglary call when sheriff’s officials say he was shot and wounded by a man who then stood over him and shot him four more times.
A paroled robber has been charged with murder in that case. He is black.
Rest in Peace Sgt. Steve Owen (left) Trenton Trevon Lovell-BLM THUG (right)
The question is- WHY IN THE HELL ARE THESE ANIMALS NOT IN PRISON?
WHO LET THEM OUT?
OBAMA, THAT’S WHO. Obama and his filthy little liberals.
Our hearts and prayers go out to these officer’s family and friends.
Obama has unleashed hell on law enforcement.
Hillary will do the same.
VOTE FOR DONALD TRUMP! LET’S TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK!