Police say the suspect in the killings of two Des Moines area police officers is in custody. They say Scott Greene was taken into custody without incident this morning in Dallas County, just west of Des Moines. He’s suspected in the killing of a Des Moines police officer and an Urbandale police officer earlier today.
Investigators identified Greene as a suspect as they scrambled to respond to the killings of officers in Urbandale and Des Moines in separate shootings.
Des Moines Police Sgt. Paul Parizek said says there is “clearly danger” right now for police officers in the area because the officers were gunned down while sitting in their cars doing nothing wrong. He says the department has doubled up its officers to better protect them.
The first officer, an Urbandale officer, was shot about 1:06 a.m. About 20 minutes later, a Des Moines officer was found shot about 2 miles away.
Green has a record of confrontation with police and others. Iowa court records show that Scott Greene was jailed and charged after resisting Urbandale police officers trying to pat him down for a weapon in April of 2014. He entered a guilty plea and was fined. Two days later Urbandale police were called to the apartment complex where Greene lived. He had allegedly threatened to kill another man during a confrontation in the parking lot. He again pleaded guilty and received a suspended jail sentence
A video uploaded to YouTube from an account that appeared to belonging to “Scott Greene” showed him arguing with Des Moines police officers after he claimed that he had been assaulted at an Urbandale High School event on October 14.
Another video appears to show Greene with a Confederate flag at a public event.
A Scott Greene of Urbandale appears to have been kicked out an Urbandale HS game for waving a Confederate Flag https://t.co/2qiv3C8gsy
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