Two Ohio police killed while responding to emergency call

Two Ohio Police Officers Have Been Killed In The Line Of Duty

Police said a 911 call came as a hang-up.

Columbus police are heading the investigation into the shooting, Morbitzer said.

Police in OH have identified two officers who were fatally shot at a home in a Columbus suburb and say a suspect is in custody.

Joe Morbitzer, the chief of the Westerville Division of Police, was visibly shaken as he appeared before reporters during a press conference early Saturday evening.

Ohio Governor John Kasich, who calls Westerville his home town, said the officers' "deaths are a awful tragedy for my hometown of Westerville and all of Ohio".

Morbitzer said the officers were two of the best in his department. They were fired upon when they arrived at the scene, said the report. "They're true American heroes".

The shootings happened at about 1 Westerville, Ohio.

They were identified as Eric Joering, 39, who had been with the department for 17 years, and Anthony Morelli, 54, who had served 30 years.

"It is with a heavy heart we report a second Westerville officer has been killed in the line of duty".



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