BREAKING NEWS: In Apparent ‘Ambush-Style’ Attacks, 2 Iowa Police Officers Killed
Early Wednesday morning, 2 Police officers in Des Moines, Iowa were shot and killed while sitting in their squad cars.
Police spokesman, Paul Parizek said “The shootings appear to have been ambush-style attacks.”
Shortly after 1 a.m. (local time), the first shooting took place, followed by the second 20 minutes later.
The two locations were only separated by three miles – Des Moines proper and Urbandale (a Des Moines suburb). And it appears that no contact was made between them before the shooting occurred.
No information on a suspect has been released. Authorities say they are “developing suspect information.”
Des Moines Police Sgt. Paul Parizek – Scott McFetridge/AP
Parizek – “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.”
H/T – NPR
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