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Suspect identified in the shooting of three Palm Springs officers

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  PALM SPRINGS, Calif. --  Authorities have identified the man suspected of fatally shooting two officers and wounding another in Palm Springs, California, and say he will be charged with two counts of murder on a peace officer.
   The Riverside County Sheriff's Department identified the man Sunday as John Felix.
   Officials say he surrendered after a lengthy standoff. He was injured and treated at a hospital.
   Palm Springs Police Chief Bryan Reyes identified the officers slain Saturday as Jose "Gil" Gilbert Vega and Lesley Zerebny.
   Twenty-seven-year-old Zerebny had been with the department for about 18 months and recently returned from maternity leave after giving birth to a daughter. Vega was a 35-year veteran who planned to retire in December.
   The wounded officer's name was not released.
 

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