Late Sunday afternoon, authorities filed two aggravated murder charges against Quentin L. Smith, the man they say shot and killed two veteran Westerville police officers on Saturday in what was little short of an ambush.
A warrant has been issued for Smith’s arrest, court records show. According to an affidavit filed in Franklin County Municipal Court, as soon as officers Eric Joering and Anthony Morelli went inside Smith’s home in the 300 block of Cross Wind Drive, Smith pointed a handgun at them. All three men fired. Joering died at the scene; Morelli died a short time later at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center. Smith was wounded.
On Saturday, police said his condition was critical. On Sunday, authorities would not elaborate on his condition or even say if he remained hospitalized, or where.
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