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Suspect in police shooting charged with aggravated murder


COLUMBUS, Ohio — The suspect in the Westerville police shooting has been charged with two counts of aggravated murder.

Columbus Police filed the charges against suspect Quentin Smith on Sunday afternoon.

According to police, a call came into the Westerville Emergency Dispatch 911 center Saturday as a hang-up.

When officers responded to a call in the 100 block of 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.

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