[UPDATED] Suspect In Custody, Officers Identified in Iowa Police Murders [VIDEO]
Two central Iowa police officers were shot in separate incidents early Wednesday morning, and now police have a suspect in custody.
The first shooting happened at 1:06 Wednesday morning near 70th and Aurora in Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. An Urbandale police officer was shot in his patrol vehicle at that location. Just twenty minutes later, an officer from the Des Moines Police Department was found shot in his police vehicle. That shooting occurred at the intersection of Merle Hay Road and Sheridan Drive. The officer had been responding to the original shooting in Urbandale. Both officers were shot in ambush-style attacks and have died from their injuries.
[UPDATE] Police have arrested 46-year-old Scott Michael Greene of Urbandale. According to KCCI, he was arrested at around 9 this morning in Dallas County, Iowa.
The officers shot and killed this morning have been identified as Urbandale Police Officer Justin Martin and Des Moines Police Officer Anthony "Tony" Beminio. Martin was 24, and Beminio was 38.
[ORIGINAL STORY] He's a white male who is 5-feet 11-inches tall and weighs 180 pounds. Greene has brown hair and green eyes. He is believed to be driving a blue 2011 Ford F-150 with Iowa license plate 780 YFR. The truck has a silver colored topper with a ladder rack.
Buzzfeed believes the below videos were posted by the suspect last month. The first shows a lengthy discussion with Urbandale Police. And the second shows the man, believed to be Greene, holding an American flag and Confederate flag. In the first video, Urbandale police tell the man that flag is in direct violation of the school's code.
Greene is considered armed and dangerous. If you see him, call 911.