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2 officers killed responding to 911; suspect held

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2 officers killed responding to 911; suspect held

One police officer was shot and killed and another is in critical condition after a shooting.

Police said one officer was pronounced dead at the scene.

"These officers were two of the best we had", he said.

The killings occurred around 11:30 a.m.at Crosswind drive, according to 10 TV. The other died after being taken to the hospital.

Police confirmed via social media that two of the city's police officers were killed in "the line of duty".

Joe Morbitzer, the chief of the Westerville Division of Police, was visibly shaken as he appeared before reporters during a press conference early Saturday evening.

The local police department told Fox News that the two officers were responding to a 911 hang-up call.

The suspect is in custody. No word is yet available on the suspect's condition.

Police are investigating the scene and residents have arrived to deliver water and coffee to the officers there.

"Please keep @tellwesterville and it's officers in your thoughts & prayers", the department wrote on Twitter.

Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sihk), who lives with his family in a nearby township, tweeted that he was "very saddened to learn of the deaths of two of my hometown police officers".

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