PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (CBSMiami/AP) — Authorities say three California police officers have been shot and two have died from their wounds, according to Palm Springs Chief of Police Bryan Reyes.
At a media briefing, officials said the officers were responding to a “family disturbance” call.
The shooting 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 by a man who then stood over him and shot him four more times, killing him. A paroled robber has been charged with that murder.
Police indicated that they are actively searching for Saturday’s shooting suspect.
SWAT teams and other agencies responded to the scene and a perimeter was set up in the area.
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