Police: 2 officers killed responding to 911; suspect held

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WESTERVILLE, Ohio — A second police officer has died following a shooting in Westerville, Ohio, the city confirmed on Twitter Saturday.

Police in Ohio say two officers have been fatally shot at a home in a Columbus suburb, and a suspect is in custody.

Westerville police say in a statement that the shooting happened Saturday after officers responded to a 911 hang-up call around 11:30 a.m. The officers were shot after they arrived at a residence.

Police say a suspect is in custody but provided no other details.

Columbus police have been brought in to investigate the slayings.

Authorities have scheduled a news conference for later Saturday afternoon.

Westerville is 15 miles (24 kilometers) north of downtown Columbus.

“We are deeply saddened to report that one of our officers has been killed in the line of duty. Please continue to follow back for more information,” the City of Westerville said on Twitter after the first officer passed away.

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