UPDATE: SUSPECT IN CUSTODY
The suspect in the ambush-style attacks on two Des Moines area police officers as they sat in their patrol cars has been identified as 46-year-old Scott Michael Greene, a resident of Urbandale, a Des Moines suburb. Greene is 5’11” with brown hair and green eyes, and was last known to be driving a blue 2011 Ford F-150 truck.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Authorities say two police officers in the Des Moines, Iowa, area were shot to death in ambush-style attacks about 2 miles apart.
The Des Moines Police Department said in a news release that officers responded to a report of shots fired at about 1:06 a.m. and found an Urbandale Police Department officer who had been shot.
Des Moines officers responded to help. About 20 minutes later, a Des Moines officer was found shot about 2 miles away. Both officers have died.
The Des Moines Police Department said suspect information is being developed. The agency didn’t immediately release any other information but said a news conference was planned for 5 a.m.
Urbandale is a city in the Des Moines metro area.