Two Iowa police officers were shot and killed while sitting in their cars on Wednesday in two separate shootings that took place 20 minutes apart in different locations, according to USA Today.
Police captured a 46-year-old suspect in the “ambush-style” killing of the officers early Wednesday in the Des Moines metro-area. Scott Michael Greene was identified as the suspect in the fatal shootings and was considered armed and dangerous before being captured late Wednesday morning, writes the news outlet.
Around 1:06 a.m Central Time, law enforcement responded to reports of gunfire at the intersection of 70th Street and Aurora Avenue in Urbandale, Iowa. Des Moines Police Sgt. Paul Parizek was one of the first to arrive at the scene, and found an Urbandale officer shot. The second attack happened around 1:26 a.m. CT, when a Des Moines officer responding to the initial attack was fatally shot, just three miles away from the first location, according to the report.
This isn’t the first encounter Greene has had with Urbandale police. Prior to the killings, a video surfaced online of Greene arguing with local cops after he brought a Confederate flag to a high school sports game, titled “Police Abuse, Civil Rights Violation at Urbandale High School 10/14/16.”
BuzzFeed News reports:
Court documents also indicate Greene was charged with a simple misdemeanor count of interference with official acts on April 10, 2014.
According to the Des Moines Register, Greene resisted when police officers tried to pat him down for weapons at an Urbandale residence. According to the newspaper, police officers wanted to search him after noticing a pouch on his belt that looked like a holster.
Greene was “noncompliant, hostile, combative and made furtive movements toward his pockets” before the arrest, Officer Chris Greenfield wrote in the complaint, according to the Register.
Court records indicate Greene pled guilty two weeks later and was fined.
Two days after this incident, court records show Greene was charged with first-degree harassment.
The Des Moines Register reports that the charge stemmed for an incident two days after the interference charge, when Greene threatened to kill a man in the parking lot of the same apartment complex.
Greene is currently in police custody. The officers’ names have not yet been released to the public.
SOURCE: USA Today, BuzzFeed News | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Twitter
Celebrities React To Dallas Police Deaths
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1. Kim Kardashian penned a heartfelt letter
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2. John Legend was one of the first celebrities to respond on social media.
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3. Fabolous wants his fellow celebs to stand up!
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4. LeBron James wants everyone to stop the violence.
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5. Kevin Hart challenged his celeb friends to help make a change
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6. Halle Berry shared a photo of her son, saying, “What will my brown son’s future be? What will your brown son’s future be? The uncertainty is real. I beg you not to be a bystander in this life, but to go out and find ways to make peaceful change. Our boys need us so rather than launching into deep sentiment here on this platform, I promise to find ways to get involved and help.”
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7. Danielle Brooks wants to know: What’s going on?
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8. Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda sent a strong message.
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9. Diddy revealed that he has something huge planned
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10. Erykah Badu spoke out on the wrongly accused shooter.
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11. Amber Rose shared an adorable photo of her son Sebastian, saying, “I woke up this morning to my beautiful son with such a heavy heart. I grabbed my baby and kissed him, hugged him, told him how beautiful his skin and hair is and let him know that one day he will be able to change the world and I will love him and accept him no matter what.”
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12. Ashanti spoke out on freedom.
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13. Boris Kodjoe wants the answers.
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14. Trey Songz ranted.
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15. Usher has a question for the people.
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16. Ms. Tina Knowles shared a pic of herself watching CNN, writing, “Oh my God ! This is horrible !! Please pray for the fallen officers, and the injured ones and their families. The violence has got to stop. Love not hate is the answer. No one has the right to take another persons life ! Not to take our black men’s lives and not police officers either. “
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17. Tyrese vented.
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18. Nick Cannon addressed the former Congressman that threatened President Obama
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19. Demi Lovato tweeted about her home town.
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20. Kris Jenner reposted Beyonce’s post
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21. Lala Anthony shared her thoughts.
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