More information is emerging about the man suspected in the shooting deaths of Westerville police officers Eric Joering and Anthony Morelli on Saturday.

Quentin L. Smith, who remains in critical condition at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center after one of the officers managed to return fire and wound him, has a documented history of violence.

Many of the past charges against him came in Cuyahoga County, where he used to live. He has assault and domestic violence cases dating back to 2005 there, and in 2007 he was charged with felonious assault, theft and aggravated menacing. That latter case was eventually dismissed.

In 2008, prosecutors charged Smith with aggravated burglary, burglary, and domestic violence. He pleaded to the domestic violence and burglary charges and was sentenced to three years in prison. It wasn’t immediately clear if he served that whole sentence.

Westerville Police officers were familiar with the Cross Wind Drive home where Saturday’s fatal shootings happened just about noon. Records show they had responded there before, including to a domestic violence call in November.

Read The Columbus Dispatch's full story.



.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } This is a series of audio files created from roughly 120 calls to and from the 911 dispatcher Feb. 10, 2018, when Westerville police officers responded to a 911 hangup call and two officers -- Eric Joering, 39, a 17-year-veteran, and Anthony Morelli, 54, a 30-year veteran -- were shot and killed. [Source: City of Westerville]