Police: Suspect in Iowa officer shootings is in custody

(AP) - Police say the suspect in the killings of two Des Moines area police officers is in custody.



Des Moines police Sgt. Paul Parizek says Scott Michael Greene was taken into custody without incident Wednesday morning in Dallas County, just west of Des Moines.



Greene is suspected in the killing of a Des Moines police officer and an Urbandale police officer earlier Wednesday.



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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