Two police officers shot and killed in Westerville, Ohio

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One officer was killed in the shooting and another died shortly after, according to police, who have the suspect is in custody.

Two police officers were fatally shot in the line of duty in a Columbus, Ohio, suburb on Saturday, authorities said. The shooting suspect was wounded in the incident and taken to a nearby hospital. When responding officers arrived, they were fired upon.

The Westerville Police Department has not immediately confirmed the officer's death but they announced a news conference at 3:30 PM.

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The city of Westerville said on Twitter that it is "deeply saddened".

Westerville Police continue to investigate, WHIO reported.

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

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