Suspect Arrested in Shooting of Two Iowa Police Officers
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Police say the suspect in the killings of two Des Moines area police officers is in custody.
Des Moines police Sgt. Paul Parizek says Scott Michael Greene was taken into custody without incident Wednesday morning.
Greene is suspected in the killing of a Des Moines police officer and an Urbandale police officer earlier Wednesday. He has a record of confrontation with police and others.
Iowa court records show that 46-year-old Scott Michael Greene, of Urbandale, was jailed and charged with interference with official acts after resisting Urbandale police officers trying to pat him down for a weapon on April 10, 2014. A complaint signed by an Urbandale officer says Greene resisted verbal commands, was hostile and combative. It says he was known to be armed. He entered a guilty plea and was fined.
Two days later Urbandale police were called to answer a complaint of harassment at the apartment complex where Greene lived. The complaint says he threatened to kill another man during a confrontation in the parking lot. He was charged with harassment, pleaded guilty and received a suspended jail sentence and a year of probation.
Records show he completed a court-ordered substance abuse and psychological evaluation.
Police in Des Moines, Iowa, say two officers who were killed in ambush-style attacks were both shot while they were sitting in their patrol cars. 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.