Published: Mon, June 18, 2018
Finance | By Kristine Clayton

Kansas deputy killed, another critically wounded by gunman who was also shot

Kansas deputy killed, another critically wounded by gunman who was also shot

The shootings all happened Thursday afternoon.

The Associated Press is reporting that one of the deputies has died.

Wyandotte County Sheriff's Deputy Patrick Rohrer, 35, was killed Friday morning outside the county courthouse annex.

This is the fourth shooting involving law enforcement officers who were injured or killed in KCK in the past three years.

Video from a woman who was inside one of the courtrooms shows the chaos that followed the shooting, first responders arriving to help the deputies, and a woman lying on the ground.

The Kansas Capitol Police tweeted their prayers. He had worked for the department for seven years.

The deputies haven't been identified yet, but we know a male deputy died and a female deputy is in critical condition.

Zeigler said both deputies were taken to KU Med Center for treatment.

She said she was not sure whether the suspect was shot by one of the deputies or someone else who responded to the incident.

Additional information was not released.

"We gather here today with so many emotions coursing through our guts", Alvey said, noting that some of those are "feelings of anger and revenge toward the assailant".

Witnesses were being interviewed, she said.

The Rev. Vernon Howard, president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Kansas City, said he has many questions and isn't confident they will be answered by a police department investigation.

The incident occurred while the two Wyandotte County Sheriff's deputies were both "overcome by an inmate being transferred from jail to the courthouse" on Friday morning, police said.

Wyandotte County sheriff's spokeswoman Maj.

The suspect was also shot and is undergoing surgery. The other deputy is in critical condition.

The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department is heading the investigation and hopes surveillance video will help with that. Police Officer Zac Blair told the newswire that no other suspects were being sought.

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