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Two Police Officers Murdered After Responding to 911 Hang-Up

Two Police Officers Murdered After Responding to 911 Hang-Up”

Two police officers were shot dead in mid-western USA state of OH on Saturday, local authorities said.

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

Officer Morelli along with two other officers helped raise $580 for Special Olympics. "This was their calling and they did it right", said Morbitzer, his voice halting and thick with emotion.

The officers responded after police received a 911 call and the caller hung up.

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The suspect was wounded and taken to a nearby hospital, according to a CBS News report. The suspect's condition and identity have not been released.

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

One officer was killed in the shooting and another died shortly after.

The Associated Press is reporting the shooting happened around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. Police will hold a news conference Saturday afternoon. The Columbus Division of Police will be handling the investigation.

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Incident occurred in suburb north of Columbus.

Before Morbitzer spoke, Westerville city manager Dave Collingsworth identified the fallen officers as Eric Joering and Anthony Morelli.

President Donald Trump expressed his sadness.

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