Two Ohio police officers shot dead in Westerville shooting incident

Two Ohio police officers shot dead in Westerville shooting incident

Westerville shooting incident : A couple of Ohio police officers were killed in the line of duty on Saturday, while responding to a 911 call involving a potential domestic abuse in an apartment in the Columbus suburb.

The suspect in the Westerville shooting incident was injured and has been taken into police control. Currently, the suspect, who is believed to be a man, is undergoing treatment in a hospital. More details of the suspect’s identity were not disclosed by the Westerville Police.

The martyred police officers were 54-year-old Anthony Morelli and 39-year-old Eric Joering, who were fired upon immediately by the suspect when they had entered into an apartment located at Crosswind Dr. at about 12:00 PM.

Anthony Morelli and Eric Joering arrived at the scene in response to a hung up 911 call, said Westerville Police Chief Joe Morbitzer.

Commenting on the Westerville shooting incident, an emotional Westerville Police Chief Joe Morbitzer during a news conference, said: “These were two of the best we had. This was their calling and they did it right.”

An investigation into the Westerville shooting incident is being led by the Columbus police.

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A man loading his handgun. Photo courtesy of Pong/Freedigitalphotos.net.

More than a dozen law enforcement officers in the US have lost their lives this year while performing their duty, as per the statistics compiled by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

The Westerville shooting incident comes only a day after the Georgia shooting incident in which Officer Chase Maddox of the Locust Grove Police Department was shot to death while three of his colleagues were wounded after they were trying to serve an arrest warrant.

US President Donald Trump, responding to the Westerville shooting incident, tweeted: “My thoughts and prayers are with the two police officers, their families, and everybody at the @WestervillePD.”

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