2 Palm Springs police officers killed, another wounded


PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Palm Springs police say two officers have been killed and a third wounded in a shooting that happened as they responded to a domestic disturbance call.

A police statement says the shooting occurred Saturday afternoon north of Racquet Club Road and east of Sunrise Way.

The two officers killed have been identified as Jose Gilbert Vega and Lesley Zerebny.

There are no immediate details of the shooting, which comes days after a 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 the murder.