Police: 2 officers in Iowa killed in ambush-style attacks

File photo of police tape. (CBS42/Kerry Robinson)
File photo of police tape. (CBS42/Kerry Robinson)

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — UPDATE (x2): Police say they have captured the man suspected in the ambush killings of two Des Moines area officers. Sgt. Anthony Beminio of the Des Moines Police Department and Justin Martin with the Urbandale Police Department were both shot and killed

UPDATE: Police in Iowa say they have identified a suspect in the early morning killing of two Des Moines area police officers, warning he is likely armed and should be considered dangerous.

They say they are hunting for 46-year-old Scott Greene of Urbandale. Investigators identified Greene as a suspect as they scrambled to respond to the killings of officers in Urbandale and Des Moines in separate shootings.

ORIGINAL: Police in Des Moines, Iowa, say two officers have been 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.

Des Moines officers responded to assist. About 20 minutes later, a Des Moines officer was found shot. 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.

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