Mon, Oct 24, 2016 | updated 03:43 AM IST

Suspect in Palm Springs shooting arrested

Updated: Oct 09, 2016 17:40 IST

New York [USA], Oct. 9 (ANI): A suspect in the killing of two police officers, who were shot after responding to a domestic disturbance call in Palm Springs, California, has been arrested early Sunday.

Identified as John Felix, a 26-year-old resident of Palm Springs, he is accused of killing officer Jose Gilbert Vega, a 35-year veteran due to retire this year, and officer Lesley Zerebny, who joined the department recently and just got back from maternity leave, reports the CNN.

A third officer was also wounded and is recovering .

The police will disclose the details of the Saturday afternoon shooting later in the day.

The incident started after the officers responded to a 911 call at a house in Palm Springs

Palm Springs Police Chief Bryan Reyes said a woman made the call around midday local time and said her adult son had caused a disturbance.

When the officers arrived, Felix refused to open the front door and as they tried to get him to comply with their orders, Felix opened fire through the closed front door.

This comes as on July 17, a gunman killed three officers and wounded another three in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. About a week earlier, a gunman killed five officers and wounded seven in Dallas. (ANI)