Suspect in Iowa Police Officer Ambush Killings in Custody

Des Moines, IA (Des Moines Register ) - The suspect in the shooting deaths of two Central Iowa police officers has been taken into custody, according to Urbandale Police spokesman Sgt. Chad Underwood.

Scott Michael Greene is suspected of ambushing two police officers early Wednesday morning.

At about 1:06 a.m., police from Urbandale and Des Moines departments responded to a report of gunfire at the intersection of 70th Street and Aurora Avenue.

The first officers arriving on the scene found an Urbandale officer shot. The officer, whose name has not been released, died, said Des Moines Police Sgt. Paul Parizek in a news release.

At about 1:26 a.m., a Des Moines police officer was shot and killed near the intersection of Merle Hay Road and Sheridan Avenue while responding to the scene where the Urbandale officer was shot.

Both officers were gunned down in their patrol cars.

This is a breaking news update. More information to come. 


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