An inmate shot and killed two sheriff's deputies in broad daylight Friday while they were transporting him from a Kansas City jail to a courthouse across the street for a hearing, authorities say.
Authorities said the inmate may have taken one of the deputies' guns and shot both of them. Kelli Bailiff said at a news conference Saturday that 44-year-old sheriff's Deputy Theresa King had three children and 35-year-old Deputy Patrick Rohrer had two. "Praying for Wyandotte County!" the Kansas City Kansas Police department wrote on Facebook following King's passing.
Both Rohrer and King were transported to the University of Kansas Medical Center, where Rohrer later died.
Police say the suspect had also been shot and underwent surgery, but the status of his condition is unknown. Authorities also have not released any information about the suspect or the extent of his injuries. Video from the scene showed the courthouse surrounded by yellow police tape, several police vehicles parked in the street and numerous uniformed law enforcement officers walking the grounds.
Kansas City, Kansas, police have taken over the investigation.
A spokesman for Wyandotte County, Edwin Birch, previously told CNN the shooting occurred inside the court services building, and that a juvenile had also been shot.
Police said Friday that the suspect was shot.
Bailiff said investigators do not believe the public is in any danger.
Charges have not yet been formally filed with the Wyandotte County District Attorney's Office.
Gov Jeff Colyer was briefed on the incident as he arrived to a congressional forum hosted by the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. "We will be looking at that video", he said.
Working major incident in the 800 block of North 7th, details unclear at this time.
The suspect is in the operating room at the same hospital, Zeigler said.
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