Two Westerville Officers Murdered

Two Westerville police officers were murdered on Saturday.

Westerville, OH - Two Westerville police officers were murdered on Saturday after responding a a 911 hang-up.

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, mortally wounding them, according to WCMH.

One officer was pronounced dead and the other was transported to the hospital in critical condition before also being pronounced dead.

The suspect was wounded while being taken into custody and has been transported to the hospital. Details about the nature of the suspect's injuries have not been released.

Neither officer has been identified at the time of this writing.

The Columbus Division of Police is handling the investigation.

Scanner traffic from the initial dispatch was uploaded to Twitter.

Our thoughts and prayers remain with the families of both officers.

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Comments
CelticTiger
CelticTiger

I'm so sorry for your losses today...prayers for their families, may the officers rest in peace...

Yomama
Yomama

Oh so very sorry to hear of this. All concerned are in my prayers! This insanity has got to stop.

EMarie
EMarie

My heart goes out to the Officers, their Families, Friends and the Blue. I am so sorry for your loss. God be with you all.

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

Domestics and traffic stops, 2 deadliest things we do. RIP brothers.