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Man Charged With Buying Gun That Killed 2 Ohio Officers

February 12, 2018  | 

The government has arrested a man accused of providing the gun used in the fatal shooting of two Ohio police officers.

Police Officers Anthony Morelli, left, and Eric Joering were killed while responding to a call in Westerville, Ohio. (Photo: City of Westerville)
Police Officers Anthony Morelli, left, and Eric Joering were killed while responding to a call in Westerville, Ohio. (Photo: City of Westerville)

Federal prosecutors say Gerald Lawson of suburban Cleveland is accused of buying the handgun for shooting suspect Quentin Smith last summer, reports the Associated Press.

A criminal complaint filed against Lawson in federal court Monday says Smith gave Lawson the money to buy the gun along with $100 for completing the transaction.

As a felon convicted previously of burglary, Smith was prevented from having a weapon.

The government says Lawson and Smith were longtime friends, and that Lawson knew Smith couldn’t have a weapon.


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