Westerville Police officers made multiple visits since September to the home where two officers were fatally shot on Saturday, according to officials.
Officers Anthony Morelli, 54, and Eric Joering, 39, responded to a 911 hang-up call Saturday morning for a potential domestic situation, according to a press conference held by Westerville Police Department Chief Joe Morbitzer.
Both officers were shot, Morbitzer said, with Joering dying on the scene while Morelli was taken to a local hospital, where he later died during surgery.
Quentin Smith, 30, was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated murder. Smith, who was also shot during the incident, remains in stable condition at the hospital, officials said.
This was not the first time law enforcement had been called to the Smiths’ town home, which he shared with his wife Candace, 33, and their 1-year-old daughter.
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On Sept. 14, Candace called police and alleged her husband was drunk in their garage, but officials noted there was “no dispute or argument.”
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