Breaking news out of Des Moine, Iowa where we’re seeing reports that 2 police officers have been shot and killed in what’s being described as an “ambush-style” attacks. There aren’t many details as of yet and a news conference has been scheduled for 5 a.m. local time:
BREAKING: 2 Iowa police officers killed in apparent ambush, authorities say; search on for shooter or shooters
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 2, 2016
— Jessob Reisbeck (@jessob_reisbeck) November 2, 2016
More from KCCI channel 8:
Des Moines police now confirming that two police officers were shot and killed overnight, in what police describe as ambush-style attacks.The first shooting happened at 1:06 a.m. at 70th & Aurora. An Urbandale police officer was shot and killed.
The second shooting happened blocks away at Merle Hay & Sheridan at 1:26 a.m. A responding Des Moines police officer was shot and killed there.
We’ll update this post as soon as we learn more.
Update: A suspect has been identified:
— Grant Rodgers (@GrantMRodgers) November 2, 2016
Authorities in Iowa identified Scott Michael Greene as the suspect in the ambush-style shooting deaths of 2 police: https://t.co/CP3ZqNGBum
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) November 2, 2016
Update 2: Greene has been taken into custody, thankfully without incident:
— AL.com (@aldotcom) November 2, 2016
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