Des Moines officers’ shooter in jail, gun found

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Police say the man who shot and killed two Des Moines area police officers as they sat in their patrol cars early Wednesday, Nov.2, is now in jail.

Scott Greene, 46, was arrested this morning after he was discharged from the hospital. The handcuffs slapped on Green at the time of his arrest belonged to Sgt. Tony Beminio and officer Justin Martin, the two men gunned down.

Police are not releasing any details about Greene's arrest and interrogation because they don't want to jeopardize the investigation. Investigators also haven't found a motive in these killings, and say even if they do, it won't explain it away.

"I don't know if we'll really ever know. There's often times with these investigations where unless they provide us with the reason why they did it, we don't know. We can guess, I guarantee whatever it is it's not going to make any damn sense to us," said Sgt. Paul Parizek with the Des Moines Police Department.

"We're facing probably the biggest case we've ever faced. This is going to be a prosecution that has to be right the first time because we don't get a second chance."

The case is so big investigators say the department as between 30 and 40 people dedicated to the case.

Police say the gun they suspect Greene used to carry out these attacks was found by a dog trained in detecting explosives. They say it was well hidden and that a human couldn't have found it.

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