WESTERVILLE, Ohio (WTVN)--Two officers in the Westerville Police Department have died in a shooting early Saturday afternoon.
The department says two officers responded to a 9-1-1 hang-up call that came in around 11:30AM from a home along Crosswind Drive.
Shots were fired at officers upon their arrival. One officer died at the scene, and the other was taken to OSU Wexner Medical Center, and died there.
The officers have been identified as Anthony Morelli and Eric Joering. Joering died at the scene, and Morelli died at the hospital.
The suspect has been injured and taken into custody.
The incident even prompted a reaction from President Donald Trump.
Governor John Kasich, who lives in Westerville, also expressed his condolences.
(photo courtesy ABC-6)
I am very saddened to learn of the deaths of two of my hometown police officers today. I have spoken with Westerville city leaders and pledged the full assistance of the Ohio Highway Patrol in any way they need. (1/2)— John Kasich (@JohnKasich) February 10, 2018
The finest among us are those who risk it all everyday for our safety, and Officers Anthony Morelli and Eric Joering were those people. Their deaths are a terrible tragedy for my hometown of Westerville and all of Ohio. (1/2)— John Kasich (@JohnKasich) February 10, 2018