Suspect in Custody After Ambush Killings of 2 Iowa Cops

Scott Michael Greene accused of shooting officers in their cars
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 2, 2016 6:03 AM CDT
Updated Nov 2, 2016 9:50 AM CDT
This undated photo provided by the Des Moines Police Department shows Scott Michael Greene of Urbandale, Iowa.   (Des Moines Police Department via AP)
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(Newser) – Two police officers in the Des Moines area were shot and killed while sitting in their patrol cars in two separate attacks overnight, and police now have a suspect in custody, reports the Des Moines Register. He is identified as Scott Michael Greene, a 46-year-old white male. Authorities say he surrendered to a Department of Natural Resources officer without a struggle and was in the custody of the Iowa State Patrol. Police have not speculated about a motive.

The first officer, from the Urbandale department, was shot about 1:06am Wednesday at an intersection. The second officer, from the Des Moines department, was shot and killed about 20 minutes later while responding to the first shooting. A post at Heavy.com takes note of this video posted by a Scott Greene who matches the general description of the suspect. Titled "Police Abuse, Civil Rights Violation at Urbandale High School," it shows the man being kicked out of a high school football game "after being offended by the blacks sitting through our anthem." (Read more police officers stories.)

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