Two police officers in Des Moines Iowa were shot and have subsequently died of their wounds in what investigators describe as “ambush style” attacks.
According to Des Moines Police the incident started at 1:06 a.m. Wednesday with a report of shots fired near 70th and Aurora. The first officer who arrived at that scene found an Urbandale police officer suffering from a gun shot wound. Twenty minutes later a Des Moines police officer was found shot at the intersection of Merle Hay Road and Sheridan Drive. Both officers have died from their wounds.
Des Moines Police are describing the shootings as ambush-style attacks.
As more information comes in the post will be updated.
Here is video from a press conference held that offers more details
UPDATE: According to the latest reports, both officers were seated in their patrol cars when they were shot which is why authorities suspect an ambush-style attack on both officers.