Des Moines police shooting suspect had history of confrontations with officers

Police outside the home of alleged police shooter Scott Michael Greene.
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Scott Michael Greene, the 46-year-old Iowa man suspected of killing two police officers in Des Moines early Wednesday morning, had a history of confrontations with police.

Authorities have not revealed a possible motive, and say the officers, who were killed in separate incidents and found in their patrol cars, were probably caught off guard and never interacted with the gunman. Urbandale Officer Justin Martin, an Eagle Scout, joined the force in 2015, after graduating from Simpson College. Des Moines Sgt. Anthony "Tony" Beminio joined the department in 2005, and previously served as a school resource officer and a tactical officer.

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