Officer killed in line of duty near Columbus

Officer killed in line of duty near Columbus

Officer killed in line of duty near Columbus

Officer Anthony Morelli is one of two officers shot and killed while responding to a call Saturday.

Before the Saturday shooting, no less than nine officers had been killed in weapon related episodes in the primary couple a long time of 2018 - an expansion from 2017's five deaths, as per preparatory information from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. They did not confirm how many people were shot or their conditions.

The suspect, who has not been identified, was taken into custody and transported to OSU Wexner Medical.

This is a breaking news update.

The city of Westerville confirmed on Twitter an officer had been killed "in the line of duty" during the deadly incident, which occurred around 1 p.m. near Crosswind Drive.

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Police provided no details about the suspect during a brief news conference.

The investigation is being led by the Columbus Police Department, Morbitzer confirmed.

Morbitzer said the officers were two of the best in his department. We extend our prayers and deep condolences to their families and fellow officers.

Mobitzer calls the 39-year-old Morelli and 54-year-old Joering "true American heroes".

"As they went into the apartment they were immediately met with gunfire", Morbitzer said, adding that they were informed the matter was a "potential domestic situation".

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