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Names released of 2 Westerville officers killed in the line of duty

Earlier in the day city officials said they were investigating an officer-involved shooting. (Source AP Images) Earlier in the day city officials said they were investigating an officer-involved shooting. (Source AP Images)
WESTERVILLE, OH (WOIO) -

Two officers with the Westerville Police Department were shot and killed in the line of duty.

City officials said the victims are 39-year-old Eric Joering and 54-year-old Tony Morelli.

Joering was with the police department for 17 years and Morelli was with the department for 30 years.

Earlier in the day city officials said they were investigating an officer-involved shooting.

The Associated Press is reporting the shooting happened around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Investigators responded to a 911 hang-up call and the officers were shot when they arrived to the scene, according to the AP.

Police said the officers were shot when they went into an apartment. 

Authorities said they have a suspect in custody.

Investigators said they will release more information throughout the day.

Toledo Police Chief George Kral posted a statement on social media. 

"On behalf of everyone from the Toledo Police Department our thoughts and prayers are going out to all affected from this tragedy," Kral posted on Twitter.

This is a developing story, we will update this story as more information becomes available. 

Westerville is about 15 miles north of Columbus.

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