Two police officers shot and killed near Columbus, Ohio

Police had previously gone to home where Ohio officers killed

Police in OH have identified two officers who were fatally shot at a home in a Columbus suburb and say a suspect is in custody.

They were the first Westerville officers killed in the line of duty.

Joering was pronounced dead at the scene, while Morelli was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital.

Westerville is about 15 miles north of Columbus.

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"These were two of the best we had", Morbitzer said. His nomination cited the following: Officer Morelli ranks number one on the shift for the following categories: case reports, incident reports, accidents, and OVIs. "This was their calling, and they did it right", Morbitzer said, choking back tears.

One officer was killed in the shooting and another died shortly after.

The caller hung up before the 911 dispatcher could ask further questions.

The shootings happened at about 1 p.m.in Westerville, Ohio. The Columbus Division of Police will be handling the investigation. "We will share more details here as it becomes available", the city of Westerville tweeted.

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