OH police officers killed responding to 911 hang-up

Westerville police officers Anthony Morelli left and Eric Joering were killed while responding to a call in Westerville Ohio

According to 10TV, one officer was killed on scene Saturday during a gunfire exchange with a suspect.

The shooting happened just before 1 p.m., according to Columbus Police.

They did not confirm how many people were shot or what conditions the officers were in.

Shortly after noon Saturday, two Westerville police officers were responding to a 911 caller who had hung up the phone, authorities said.

No other details have been made available.

The suspect, who has not been identified, was taken into custody and transported to OSU Wexner Medical. The shooting suspect was wounded in the incident and taken to a nearby hospital.

State Senator Kevin Bacon also issued words of support.

President Donald Trump tweeted: "My thoughts and prayers are with the two police officers, their families, and everybody at the @WestervillePD". "Sometimes, those officers don't make it home at the end of a shift. We are thinking of the officers' families, their fellow officers and everyone involved, and we are grateful to all OH law enforcement who put themselves in harm's way to keep us safe".

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