Westerville police Officer Eric Joering and Officer Anthony Morelli
Westerville police Officer Eric Joering and Officer Anthony Morelli

(2-10-18) Westerville, OH – Westerville Officer Eric Joering, 39, and Officer Anthony Morelli, 54, were murdered on Saturday after responding to a call.

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The incident happened at around 11:30 a.m. when officers were dispatched to a house in the 300 block of Crosswind Drive where a crying female called 911 and disconnected.

When the officers arrived, the suspect opened fire on them, hitting them both, according to WCMH.

 

Officer Joering was killed at the scene. Officer Morelli was transported to the hospital where he passed away due to his injuries.

 

The unidentified suspect was shot in the gunfight and was taken into custody and transported to the hospital, according to New York Times.

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The Columbus Division of Police is handling the investigation.

 

Westerville Chief Joe Morbitzer

“These were two of the best we had. This was their calling and they did it right, they knew how to do policing the right way, both of them.”

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