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.
Officers Anthony Morelli, 54, and Eric Joering, 39, arrived at a Westerville, Ohio, apartment on Crosswind Drive at 12:10 p.m. and were “immediately met with gunfire,” Westerville (Ohio) Police Chief Joe Morbitzer said at a news conference. Asuspect was wounded and is in custody, officials said.
One officer died on the scene and one died at the hospital, the chief said. “These were two of the best we had. This was their calling and they did it right,” said Morbitzer, his voice halting and thick with emotion.
The suspect’s condition and identity have not been released.