Police track down, arrest suspect in “ambush” attacks on 2 Iowa police officers

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UPDATE:

9:45 A.M. (KCCI) — Law enforcement officials have made an arrest in a pair of ambush-style killings of two metro police officers.

Reports say the suspect was captured alive in Dallas County around 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Scott Michael Greene was found in Dallas County by the Dallas County Sheriffs Office and the Iowa State Patrol.

As of 9:45 a.m., he was being transported back to Des Moines.

8:13 A.M. (KCCI) — The Des Moines and Urbandale Police Departments name a suspect in the murder of two police officers early Wednesday morning.

Urbandale resident 46-year-old Scott Michael Greene is being sought by investigators. Greene is 5’ 11” / 180 lbs with brown hair and green eyes. Greene was last known to be driving a blue 2011 Ford F-150 with Iowa license plate 780 YFR. The truck has a silver colored topper with a ladder rack.

Greene is believed to be armed and should be considered dangerous. If seen, please do not approach Greene, but call 911 and report his location.


(ORIGINAL STORY)

DES MOINES, Iowa (KCCI) — Des Moines police confirm two police officers were shot and killed overnight, in what police describe as “ambush-style attacks”.

The first shooting happened at 1:06 a.m. at 70th & Aurora. An Urbandale police officer was shot and killed there.

The second shooting happened blocks away at Merle Hay & Sheridan at 1:26 a.m. A responding Des Moines police officer was shot there. He was transported to Methodist Hospital, where he died a short time later.

Des Moines police say the shootings appear to have been ambush-style attacks.

Des Moines Police Sgt. Paul Parizek says both officers appear to have been shot while sitting in their cars.

“It doesn’t look like there was any interaction between these officers and whoever the coward is who shot them while they sat in their cars,” says Parizek.

He also says the identities of both officers will be released in due time.

Police say they are in the process of developing suspect information.

“We’re developing some suspect information. There’s nothing right now that we can share. As soon as we’ve got something to put out, it’s coming out,” says Parizek.

Parizek continues there is “a clear and present danger” right now for police officers in the area, because the officers were gunned down while sitting in their cars doing nothing wrong. He says the department has doubled up its officers to better protect them.

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