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Suspect Captured In Deaths Of Two Iowa Police Officers

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Suspect Scott Michael Green Suspect Scott Michael Green

Police say they have captured a suspect in the early morning killing of two Des Moines area police officers.

Scott Michael Greene, 46, was taken into custody just hours after the Urbandale resident was named as the suspect in the shootings.

Investigators identified Greene as a suspect as they scrambled to respond to the killings of officers in Urbandale and Des Moines in separate shootings.   

Police say two officers were shot and killed in ambush-style attacks.

The Des Moines Police Department said in a news release that the shootings took place early Wednesday. 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.

The second shooting happened blocks away, reports CBS Des Moines affiliate KCCI-TV. A responding Des Moines police officer was shot.

Both officers have died.

Greene was described as white, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 180 pounds with brown hair and green eyes. He was last known to be driving a blue 2011 Ford F-150 pickup truck with Iowa license plates 780 YFR. The truck is equipped with a ladder rack.

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