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.

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