Man arrested in California police shooting

Suspect surrenders after tense stand-off

Man arrested in California police shooting

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Police in California have arrested a man suspected of shooting dead two officers and wounding a third.

Authorities say they were trying to solve a family dispute when a man pulled out a gun and opened fire.

A statement from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said four officers responding to a report of a family disturbance were met with gunfire through the closed front door of a property in Palm Springs.

Police chief Bryan Reyes revealed details of the two fatalities:

Police say the suspect refused to surrender and exchanged gunfire with officers as he barricaded himself in his residence.

After a lengthy standoff, he surrendered peacefully to Riverside County Sheriff's Department SWAT team.

The suspect has been identified as 26-year-old, Palm Springs resident, John Felix.

Felix will be now charged with two counts of murder of a peace officer.