Published: Sun, June 17, 2018
Worldwide | By Sean Reid

Second deputy dies in shooting in Kansas

Second deputy dies in shooting in Kansas

"We continue to pray for our brothers and sister with the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Department as we lose our sister this morning".

Rohrer, 35, died shortly after the shooting.

Deputy Theresa King, 44, served the department for 13 years, the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office said.

A second Kansas sheriff's deputy died on Saturday after being shot during a fight with a prisoner who was being taken from jail to court for a hearing in Kansas City, police said.

The inmate was also shot and underwent surgery on Friday.

"This is a courthouse building, there is video".

Bailiff said the incident occurred in a "caged" area outside a courthouse and there was no danger to the community.

Authorities said the inmate may have taken one of the deputies' guns and shot both of them. Kelli Bailiff says the suspect also was wounded in the shooting late Friday morning.

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Fielder was a free man until this February when he was charged with a different murder in Kansas City, Missouri from 2017.

The death of Rohrer and King follows three other shootings of Wyandotte County law enforcement officers in the past three years, according to the Star. Police Officer Zac Blair says authorities are reviewing surveillance video.

Wyandotte County sheriff's spokeswoman Maj.

No other details were released about the suspect, including his condition.

The Olathe Police Department, Raymore Police Department in Missouri and the Jackson County Sheriff's Officer in Missouri tweeted similar heartfelt messages.

Kansas City police have fatally shot a woman who barricaded herself in a shed after she was seen outside with a sword.

This incident remains under investigation by the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division, who is encouraging anyone with information to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

Kansas City, Kansas has dealt with other officer shootings in the recent years.

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