2nd Kansas sheriff's deputy dies after shooting

2nd Kansas sheriff's deputy dies after shooting

2nd Kansas sheriff's deputy dies after shooting

Rohrer, 35, and King, 44, were both shot about 11:15 a.m. Friday while transporting two inmates from a court hearing in downtown Kansas City, Kan., back to the jail just across the street.

A second sheriff's deputy died early Saturday (June 16) from injuries suffered when an inmate who was being transported in Kansas City overpowered two officers and shot them.

Major Kelli Bailiff, of the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office, said it was possible the deputies were shot with their own weapons. Terry Zeigler, the police chief of Kansas City, Kansas, said at a news conference Saturday that as far as he knew, the man was in stable condition.

The male deputy, Patrick Rohrer, was also shot and died at the hospital Friday.

Rohrer, 35, was with the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office for 17 years and King, 44, was a 14-year veteran.

Rohrer died shortly after arriving at the hospital, while King, who initially arrived at the hospital in critical condition, died from her injuries early Saturday morning. Both had families; King had two grown children and a young daughter and Rohrer had two young children.

The officials declined to go into more detail about how the shooting happened, though Bailiff said the deputies had "followed proper procedure̦".

A candlelight vigil will be held Sunday night in Kansas to memorialize the two sheriff's deputies who were shot and killed when an inmate overpowered them outside a courthouse.

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"This is a courthouse building, there is video". The other inmate was not injured in the shooting. Kelli Bailiff says the suspect also was wounded in the shooting late Friday morning.

Authorities have identified the Wyandotte County sheriff's deputy who died Friday after he and another deputy were shot while transporting an inmate.

Bailiff said the deputies were following protocol when the deadly altercation occurred.

Evidence markers dot the pavement just outside the Wyandotte County Courthouse in Kansas City, Kan.

Police Officer Zac Blair said authorities are reviewing surveillance video.

"We're saddened to hear the tragic news out of Kansas City today".

In 2015, Wyandotte County Deputy Scott Wood was shot seven times but survived.

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