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Palm Springs Police Chief Bryan Reyes speaks during a press conference to talk about slain Palm Springs Police Officers Jose "Gil" Gilbert Vega and Lesley Zerebny, in front of the police station in Palm Springs, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. A suspect, John Hernandez Felix, was taken into custody. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Peña)
October 10, 2016 - 6:21 AM

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - The Latest on the shooting of three police officers in Palm Springs (all times local):

6 a.m.

The Palm Springs police officer wounded in a weekend shooting that killed two other officers is out of the hospital.

A police statement says the officer, who has not been named, was released Sunday and is doing well.

Police Chief Bryan Reyes said at a Sunday morning press conference that the male officer was alert and talking with investigators.

The officer was wounded during a domestic disturbance call Saturday when a man suddenly pulled out a gun and opened fire at a home in the desert city east of Los Angeles.

Officers Jose "Gil" Gilbert Vega, a 35-year police veteran, and Lesley Zerebny, who'd been on the force less than two years, were killed.

Police arrested 26-year-old John Felix after a lengthy standoff. He will be charged Tuesday with murder and could face the death penalty.

News from © The Associated Press, 2016
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