Two Ohio police officers shot to death, suspect held

Raycom Media  file

Raycom Media file

Two Ohio police officers were killed in a shooting Saturday afternoon in a Columbus suburb, CBS News reports.

A male suspect was wounded and hospitalized, police spokeswoman Christa Dickey said. They were fired upon when they arrived at the scene, said the report.

The city of Westerville affirmed on Twitter an officer had been killed "in the line of obligation" amid the deadly occurrence, which happened around 1 p.m. close Crosswind Drive.

After both cops were struck, Morbitzer said that 39-year-old Joering died on scene while Morelli, 54, was transported to the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, where he died.

The Westerville Police Department has not immediately confirmed the officer's death but they announced a news conference at 3:30 PM.

Kasich released a further statement after the officers were identified. We extend our prayers and deep condolences to their families and fellow officers.

In a subsequent Tweet authorities said a moment officer, who was at first answered to be in basic condition, had capitulated to his wounds.

"This was their calling and they did it right". "They were pillars in our department".

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