#1 'SHOT IN THEIR CARS': 2 Iowa cops killed in ambush-style attacks by ThirstyMan 02.11.2016 07:57


Two Iowa police officers were gunned down in their squad cars in the early hours of Wednesday and a manhunt was under way after what authorities called ambush attacks.

The shootings came near Des Moines and occurred just 20 minutes apart, according to Des Moines police Sgt. Paul Parizek. One Des Moines police officer and another from the suburb of Urbandale were found in their bullet-riddled cruisers, and at least one was alone.

“There's somebody out there shooting police. There is a clear and present danger to police officers right now,” Parizek said.

Police provided little information early on about a possible suspect or suspects. They reportedly cited a witness account of a pickup truck with a topper. Parizek said he hoped to have a fuller picture in the coming hours.

“In all appearances it looks just like that, that these officers were ambushed,” Parizek said. “It doesn't look like there was any interaction between these cowards and the officers they shot in their cars.”

Urbandale Sgt. Chad Underwood said Urbandale officers are equipped with body cameras, but they don't run constantly and it's unclear whether there was video of the shootings.

Neither cop was identified by officials, and as of a 5 a.m. news conference, police were still notifying family members. Parizek said their names and details about their service would be released later Wednesday.

The shootings appear to be the latest cases of police officers being targeted for assassination in a year that has seen 111 police officers killed in the line of duty, including 50 by gunfire, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page.



#2 RE: 'SHOT IN THEIR CARS': 2 Iowa cops killed in ambush-style attacks by ThirstyMan 02.11.2016 08:00


Two separate incidents, each cop was killed sitting alone in his squad car.

The word ambush does not describe what happened here. These were lynchings!

#3 RE: 'SHOT IN THEIR CARS': 2 Iowa cops killed in ambush-style attacks by algernonpj 02.11.2016 14:15



#4 RE: 'SHOT IN THEIR CARS': 2 Iowa cops killed in ambush-style attacks by Cincinnatus 02.11.2016 16:55


DES MOINES — Authorities captured a 46-year-old male suspect without incident Wednesday, hours after an early-morning "ambush-style" killing of two police officers in the Des Moines metro area.

The suspect in the back-to-back killings was identified as Scott Michael Greene, said Urbandale police spokesman Sgt. Chad Underwood. Before his capturing, police had described Greene, who was last seen driving a blue Ford F-150 with an Iowa license plate, as armed and dangerous.

Court records that he has had previous encounters with Urbandale police officers.

Greene was taken into custody by the Dallas County Sheriff's Department while walking along a rural road in Redfield, about 35 miles west of where the shootings occurred.

Greene flagged down a passing Department of Natural Resources officer, handed over his ID and told the officer to call police, police said. No shots were fired and there was no struggle. The suspect was taken by ambulance to a Des Moines hospital with an unknown injury.

In a late morning news conference, police identified the slain officers as Urbandale Police Officer Justin Martin and Des Moines police Sgt. Anthony "Tony" Beminio.

Police say the Des Moines-area officers were sitting in their patrol cars when they were shot and killed. 


Cowardly pos.

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