Published: Sun, June 17, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Second KCK sheriff deputy dies from injuries after shooting near courthouse

Second KCK sheriff deputy dies from injuries after shooting near courthouse

Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer released a statement Friday saying he was deeply saddened to learn of the shooting and that he and his wife, Ruth, would be praying for the deputies and their families.

Rohrer died shortly after the shooting Friday. The inmate was taken in a van to a gated area behind the building, and when he got out of the van, he somehow overpowered and shot the deputies, Bailiff said.

Two inmates were being transported from the Wyandotte County Correctional and Court Services Building on 7th Street. He had been with the force for seven years and leaves behind two your children, Wyandotte County sheriff's Maj.

Bailiff said investigators do not believe the public is in any danger.

"We must never forget the risk taken each day by our law enforcement personnel, and we must ever remember that they deserve our utmost respect and support", Alvey said.

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

Both officers were with the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Department. Kelli Bailiff said. King, 44, died early on Saturday at a hospital. Kelli Bailiff said during a news conference Friday at the University of Kansas Hospital.

John Garcia walked out of the Wyandotte County Courthouse just after 11 a.m. Friday when the sound of gunshots sent dozens of people in downtown KCK into a panic.

Bailiff says it's possible the deputies were overcome with their own weapons.

Police Officer Zac Blair said authorities are reviewing surveillance video.

Both officers were with the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Department.

He referred questions about their conditions to the sheriff's department, which hasn't returned a phone message. Details of what led to the shootings are not yet available.

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.

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