Scott Michael Greene
Scott Michael Greene has been identified as the man who ambushed and opened fire in Iowa, killing two police officers in the early hours of Wednesday.
Greene is suspected of two different attacks in which he took the life of an Urbandale officer and a Des Moines officer.
Officers responding to reports of shots, found Greene’s first victim, still seated in his patrol car, at around 1:00 am.
The second officer was found in the same fashion, about 20 minutes later.
The scene of the second shooting is about two miles away from where the Urbandale officer was killed.
Greene 46, was on the loose for about seven hours before police arrested him in Dallas County, Iowa, at around 9:30 am.
According to police sources Greene could have held a grudge after he got into an argument recently with local cops. A video shows Scott Michael Greene getting into a verbal altercation with cops. He allegedly brought a Confederate flag to a high school sports game.
Greene himself uploaded the footage to a YouTube channel with his name. The video posted on October 16, is titled “Police Abuse, Civil Rights Violation at Urbandale High School 10/14/16.”
According to the NY Daily News, he even took the footage to a local news station, but the editor said no one gave it serious consideration.
Greene has been in trouble with the law in the past. Back in 2014 he was convicted of harassment. According to records, he said to a man “I will kill you” after calling him the “N-word” at the parking lot of his apartment building.
He was also arrested in 2001 and charged with domestic assault, assault causing bodily injury and fourth-degree criminal mischief. A year prior, he was charged with a DUI.
Accoridng to a 2007 bankruptcy filing, he is the father of one daughter and two sons. It also states, Greene used to work at a furniture store and previously worked for a boating company.
The name of his two victims are yet to be release