Two Ohio police officers were shot and killed near Columbus on Saturday, after responding to a 911 hang up. The suspect was also wounded in the incident and is currently being treated in a nearby hospital.
Officers Eric Joering, 39, and Anthony Morelli, 54, arrived at the scene of the 911 call only eight minutes after the hang up.
“As they went into the apartment they were immediately met with gunfire, and both officers were shot,” Westerville Police Chief Joe Morbitzer said in a press conference on Saturday.
Joering was killed at the scene in the ensuing shootout, and Morelli died while undergoing surgery at Ohio State University Medical Center. The two officers had a combined 45 years of service to their community in law enforcement.