Two Ohio police officers killed responding to a call, officials say

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According to WBNS, the officers killed in the line of duty were Officer Anthony Morelli and Officer Eric Joering.

"The officers gave their lives in defense of others", Morbitzer said, struggling to keep his emotions in check.

"These were two of the best we have", Morbitzer said.

Police will hold a news conference Saturday afternoon.

Westerville Police Chief Joe Morbitzer praised his fallen officers as his finest.

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The shooting took place around 11:30 a.m. Saturday on Crosswind Drive. He says they argued frequently.

The 911 caller had told a dispatcher there was a domestic disturbance at an address in the town of Westerville - then abruptly hung up. Forty-six-year-old Jennifer Ripperger says the neighborhood of townhomes is a mix of renters and owners.

Westerville, on the northeast side of Columbus, is a suburb of about 39,000 with a per capita income well above the rest of Ohio.

"We are deeply saddened to report that one of our officers has been killed in the line of duty", the city government of Westerville tweeted. "We will learn more soon about this tragic incident but please join me in lifting up these officers' families in prayer".