Prosecutors: California man target police in deadly ambush


RIVERSIDE, Calif. - A gang member targeted and then ambushed Palm Springs police officers last weekend, killing two and wounding a third, a prosecutor said Wednesday in announcing first-degree murder charges and a litany of other counts against the man.

John Hernandez Felix, 26, was prepared to attack the officers when they responded to a 911 call from his family's home Saturday, Riverside County District Attorney Michael Hestrin said. He wore body armour and used armour-piercing ammunition when he opened fire with an AR-15 rifle on officers who came to the door, prosecutors said.

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