Two Ohio police officers shot dead while responding to 911 call

Two Ohio Police Officer Killed Responding To 911 Call

Two Ohio police officers were shot and killed Saturday while responding to a hung-up 911 call during a "potential domestic" violence incident, police said.

They came under fire when they responded to the address connected with the call.

"We are thinking of the officers' families, their fellow officers and everyone involved, and we are grateful to all OH law enforcement who put themselves in harm's way to keep us safe". "This was their calling and they did it right". According to authorities, officers Anthony Morelli, 39, and Eric Joering, 54, were met with gunfire immediately upon arrival. The suspect's condition and identity have not been released.

A suspect is in custody.

Excluding Saturday's shootings in OH, 12 USA law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty this year, nine in firearms-related incidents, according to the non-profit National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Westerville Police continue to investigate, WHIO reported.

The shootings happened at about 1 p.m.in Westerville, Ohio.

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. He asked OH residents to join him in "lifting up these officers' families in prayer".

Westerville sits about 16 miles north of downtown Columbus, Ohio. We will share more details here as it becomes available.

President Donald Trump tweeted his regrets.

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