Worldwide

2 officers killed, suspect in custody after shooting in Ohio

2 officers killed, suspect in custody after shooting in Ohio”

Tragedy has struck Westerville, Ohio, as two of its police officers have been killed in the line of duty.

WCMH reports that when the officers arrived, a suspect opened fire on them.

"These were two of the best we had", Morbitzer said. "They knew how to do policing the right way, both of them", Morbitzer said. The suspect's condition and identity have not been released.

The suspect was taken into custody, and an investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

About an hour later, the city tweeted that a second officer had died as well.

The Westerville shootings came a day after a Georgia police officer was shot and killed and two sheriff's deputies were wounded by a gunman who was then killed.

Two Ohio Police Officer Killed Responding To 911 Call

Authorities have scheduled a news conference for later Saturday afternoon.

Westerville is about 15 miles north of Columbus.

Horne tells The Associated Press the couple who lived in the Westerville townhome where the shooting occurred Saturday moved in about eight months ago.

President Donald Trump tweeted his regrets.

"We are deeply saddened to report that one of our officers has been killed in the line of duty", City of Westerville‏ officials posted on Twitter at 1:43 p.m. We extend our prayers and deep condolences to their families and fellow officers.



Like this

Latest


10 February 2018
Family of Edwin Jackson releases statement, arrangements set
Both men were standing outside the auto when a black Ford F-150 pickup truck drove onto the emergency shoulder and struck them. Jackson and Monroe were both pronounced dead early Sunday morning in a tragedy that has shaken the entire Colts family.

09 February 2018
Cleveland Cavaliers agree to trade Dwyane Wade to Miami Heat
So, he's getting traded to a place he loves - Miami - and onto a team in the Heat that is competing for a playoff spot. Dwyane Wade , who is one of LeBron James' best friends, might retire as a member of the Heat after this season.

09 February 2018
Israeli Leader Questions Integrity of Police Probes Against Him
The investigation is known in Israel as "Case 1,000", but until Wednesday, it was unclear how likely charges would be brought. He said the police chief's comment was a freaky and false suggestion that had cast a great shadow on the investigation.

08 February 2018
Prince Harry And Prince William Have A 'Secret' Step Sister
Harry , 33, will tie the knot with American actress Meghan Markle , 36, on May 19 at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in England.

07 February 2018
USA begins Iraq drawdown after declaration of victory over ISIS
An Associated Press reporter at the Al-Asad base in western Iraq saw troop movements reflecting the account by contractors. IS maintains a "cellular structure" of fighters who carry out attacks in aimed at disrupting local security, U.S.

07 February 2018
Smriti, Jhulan star as India rout South Africa
Twice previously, India have managed to win two ODIs in a bilateral series in South Africa - in 1992-93 and in 2010-11. But with De Kock ruled out, he may be asked to open - his Test position - which could help him settle too.

06 February 2018
Lucas Moura unlikely to make Tottenham Hotspur debut against Liverpool
Although he hasn't reached that level yet, he is still young and this move could be what he needs to push on for greater things. Pochettino added. "But we are a team that remember, some people complained or criticised that Tottenham don't have Plan B".

05 February 2018
Malema wants secret ballot for no-confidence motion against Zuma
Mashatile's remarks come amid increasing calls for Zuma to resign ahead of Thursday's State of the Nation Address (Sona ). Zuma agreed to establish the inquiry into "state capture", a South African term for government corruption, last month.

05 February 2018
Amtrak Train Crashes in South Carolina;Two Fatalities and More Than 100 Injured
Investigators recovered a camera from the front of the Amtrak train and were looking for the data recorders from the two trains. McMaster said it appeared the Amtrak train was on the wrong track, although an investigation would determine the precise cause.

05 February 2018
Message with link to child pornography circulating in East Tennessee
The messages have been spreading through Facebook's Messenger feed and have been reported nationwide. Federal authorities have been notified and are trying to figure out the video's origin.



Recommended