Des Moines Iowa: 2 police officers killed in ‘ambush’ attacks

Two metro-area police officers were shot and killed in apparent “ambush style” attacks early Wednesday.

Police from Urbandale and Des Moines departments responded to a report of gunfire at the intersection of 70th Street and Aurora Avenue at about 1:06 a.m.

The first officers arriving on the scene found an Urbandale officer shot. The officer, whose name has not been released, died, said Des Moines Police Sgt. Paul Parizek in a news release.

At about 1:26 a.m., a Des Moines police officer was shot and killed near the intersection of Merle Hay Road and Sheridan Drive. The officer’s name has not been released.

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