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Police had previously gone to home where officers killed

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WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Reports show that police in the Ohio city where two officers were fatally shot at a home had previously gone to the residence for domestic violence calls.

Westerville police officers Eric Joering and Anthony Morelli were killed early Saturday afternoon while responding to a 911 hang-up call at a townhome where the suspect, 30-year-old Quentin Smith, was wounded.

Police in this normally quiet Columbus suburb went to the townhome where Smith lives with his wife and young daughter on domestic violence calls in September and November of last year. No one was arrested either time.

The September call came from Smith's mother, who said the couple was fighting. The November call came from Smith's wife, who said Smith cheated on her and gave her a sexually transmitted disease.

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