(FOX) – Authorities in Iowa have identified the suspected gunman in the ambush-style attacks early Wednesday morning– occuring 20 minutes apart– that claimed the lives of two police officers who were sitting in their patrol cars.
Authorities said Scott Michael Greene, 46, is considered armed and dangerous. He is about 5’11 and 180 pounds and is believed to be driving a blue 2011 Ford F-150 with an Iowa license plate 780 YFR.
State officials are conducting a massive manhunt.
Officers responded to a report of shots fired at 1:06 a.m. and found an Urbandale Police Department officer who had been shot. Authorities from several agencies saturated the area after that shooting, and about 20 minutes later discovered that a Des Moines officer had been shot in a patrol car at an intersection. The shootings happened less than 2 miles apart and both took place along main streets that cut through residential areas.
“There’s somebody out there shooting police. There is a clear and present danger to police officers right now,” he said. Continue Reading