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Breaking: 2 officers ambushed, killed while sitting in their cruisers 2 miles apart

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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.

This undated photo provided by the Des Moines Police Department shows Scott Michael Greene, of Urbandale, Iowa. Des Moines and Urbandale Police said in a statement Wednesday that they have identified Greene as a suspect in the killings early Wednesday morning of two Des Moines area police officers.
This undated photo provided by the Des Moines Police Department shows Scott Michael Greene, of Urbandale, Iowa. Des Moines and Urbandale Police said in a statement Wednesday that they have identified Greene as a suspect in the killings early Wednesday morning of two Des Moines area police officers.

EARLIER:
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.

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