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
2 Iowa Cops Killed in Separate Ambushes
This undated photo provided by the Des Moines Police Department shows Scott Michael Greene of Urbandale, Iowa.   (Des Moines Police Department via AP)

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 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." (More police officers stories.)

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