OH officers shot, killed in the line of duty

Two Ohio Police Officer Killed Responding To 911 Call

Police said one officer was killed in the shooting.

Police said one officer was pronounced dead at the scene. "We will share more details here as it becomes available", the city of Westerville tweeted.

The incident occurred around 1pm Eastern time at Crosswind Drive, according to Fox News.

Columbus police have been brought in to investigate the slayings.

According to reports, the officers were shot upon arriving at the location they were called to shortly before noon on Saturday.

Fox 28 reports that the suspect was shot in the confrontation and that he was transported to a nearby hospital. Morelli, 30-year veteran, died in surgery at Ohio State University Medical Center, Morbitzer said. About an hour later, the city tweeted that a second officer had died as well.

"On behalf of everyone from the Toledo Police Department our thoughts and prayers are going out to all affected from this tragedy", Kral posted on Twitter. "CPD's Critical Response Team is assisting".

"We are indebted to the courageous men and women who don the blue and the badge day in and day out to keep our communities safe", he continued.

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