UPDATE: The shooting seems to have resulted from a domestic disturbance call. According to nbcnews.com,
“It was a simple family disturbance and he elected to open fire on a few of the guardians of this city,” an emotional Police Chief Bryan Reyes said.
The officers responded to a call from a woman who reported a disturbance involving her adult son at 12:18 p.m. (3:18 p.m. ET) and reports of gunfire came in about 10 minutes later, Reyes said.
The officers approached the front door and the suspect refused to open the door and threatened to shoot officers, Reyes said.
“The officers from what I understand were near the front door trying to negotiate with the suspect to just comply,” Reyes said. The officer who was wounded was alert and doing well, he said.
According to the LA Times, the suspect is believed to still be in the house.
As desertsun.com reports,
Two police officers are dead and one is wounded after a shooting in Palm Springs on Saturday, according to a source familiar with the incident.
Dozens of law enforcement officers are involved in a search for the shooter or shooters in the area of Cypress and Del Lago roads in Palm Springs. Police are encouraging residents in the area to stay indoors while they conduct an investigation.
The report quotes someone who spoke to the father of the suspected shooter, who hasn’t yet been apprehended, as saying his son “has mental issues, had a gun and wanted to shoot cops.”
This post will be updated as information becomes available.