Second Deputy Dies In Kansas City After Being Shot By Inmate

Second deputy dies in shooting in Kansas

The Kansas City Star reports that the shooting happened on Thursday afternoon in the north of the city.

Another deputy, Patrick Rohrer, was also killed during the incident, officials said.

Authorities said the inmate may have taken one of the deputies' guns and shot both of them.

The suspect was also injured during the confrontation in a gated area behind a court services building across the street from the Wyandotte County Courthouse in Kansas City, Kansas. He had been with the force for seven years and leaves two young children, Wyandotte county sheriff's Maj Kelli Bailiff said.

"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.

Gov Jeff Colyer was briefed on the incident as he arrived to a congressional forum hosted by the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.

In 2015, Wyandotte County Deputy Scott Wood was shot seven times but survived. Kelli Bailiff said at the press conference.

Wyandotte County sheriff's spokeswoman Maj.

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After King's passing, the Kansas City Police posted to Facebook, saying, "We continue to pray for our brothers and sister with the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Department as we lose our sister this morning".

Details of what led to the shooting have not been released.

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

Police Officer Zac Blair says the shooting happened Friday.

He referred questions about their conditions to the sheriff's department, which hasn't returned a phone message.

Local news outlets are reporting that the shooting occurred about 11:30 a.m. Friday.

Kansas City, Kan., Police Chief Terry Zeigler said homicide detectives are working hard on the case and will be meeting in the coming days with the Wyandotte County District Attorney's office, but he didn't know when charges would be filed.

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