A massive manhunt in Des Moines, IA, is currently underway after two Iowa police officers were ambushed and killed earlier Wednesday morning according to authorities.
How is shooting police suppose to lead to more trust between the police and community? This will just lead to more shootings on both sides.
Two police officers were killed in two separate ambush shootings near Des Moines, Iowa, authorities said.
The first officer, who worked for the Urbandale Police Department, was killed shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday morning after responding to shots fired in Urbandale, northwest of Des Moines.
Authorities said the officer, still seated in a squad car, was found dead at the scene.
About 20 minutes later, a Des Moines police officer found another officer from the same department dead at a nearby intersection.
The second officer, just like the first, also was seated in his patrol vehicle. That officer was declared dead at Iowa Methodist Medical Center.
“On the surface, it doesn’t look like there was any interaction between these officers and whoever the coward is who shot them while they sat in their cars,” Des Moines Police Sgt. Paul Parizek said.
The suspect, who has not yet been identified, is still at large, authorities said.
Condolences to the families, friends, and coworkers of these probably-innocent LEO. Just doing their jobs. No reward for keeping us all safe, regardless of race or standings.