By SARAH WYNN, WSYX/WTTE
According to police, a call came into the Westerville Emergency Dispatch 911 center Saturday as a hang-up.
When officers responded to Crosswind Drive, shots were fired at them, killing Officer Anthony Morelli and Officer Eric Joering.
The Westerville city manager said Joering, 39, spent 17 years on the force. Morelli, 54, had 30 years with Westerville police.
The City of #Westerville suffered a tremendous loss today. @WestervillePD Officer Anthony Morelli and Officer Eric Joering were killed in the line of duty. Please keep our first responders and the officers’ families in your thoughts and prayers. #WestervilleStrong pic.twitter.com/GcN3Y4FRvr— City of Westerville (@tellwesterville) February 11, 2018
Westerville police said one of the officers died at the scene and the other died at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.
Columbus police are currently investigating the shootings.