Two Police Officers Killed in “Ambush-Style Attacks” in Des Moines

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say two police officers in the Des Moines, Iowa, area were shot to death in ambush-style attacks about 2 miles apart.

The Des Moines Police Department said in a news release that officers responded to a report of shots fired at about 1:06 a.m. and found an Urbandale Police Department officer who had been shot.

Des Moines officers responded to help. About 20 minutes later, a Des Moines officer was found shot about 2 miles away. Both officers were found dead in their car.

The Des Moines Police Department said suspect information is being developed.

Urbandale is a city in the Des Moines metro area.

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