1 deputy killed, another critically hurt in shooting near Kansas courthouse

BREAKING One sheriff’s deputy killed another critical after shooting outside Kansas courthouse

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.

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

The Kansas Capitol Police tweeted their prayers to deputies who were shot.

Two Wyandotte County Sheriff's Deputies have been shot in Kansas City, Kansas.

A suspect may have shot the deputies with a gun obtained from them, officials said.

KCKPD Chief Terry Zeigler said police were not looking for any other suspects. Police Capt. Lionel Colón says Fulkerson had barricaded herself in a shed after she was seen outside with a sword.

There is surveillance video of the scene, Blair added. Deputy Theresa King, 44, was rushed to University of Kansas Medical Center in critical condition.

Kelli Bailiff says the suspect also was wounded in the shooting late Friday morning.

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Authorities have identified the Wyandotte County sheriff's deputy who died Friday after he and another deputy were shot while transporting an inmate. The inmate was taken in a van to a gated area behind the building, and when he got out of van, he somehow overtook and shot the deputies, Bailiff said. He had seven years of service as an officer.

The shooting happened before 11:17 a.m. Friday near the corner of 8th Street and Ann Avenue.

Colón earlier said he was "very confident (the shooting) was a last-resort situation to ensure the safety of the public".

Neither he nor Kansas City, Kansas, resident Jesse Ware saw the shooting happen.

"We're trying to stop the violence down here, we're trying to make it a better community", Ware 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 juvenile's condition is unknown.

Few details have been released about the shootings, including the victims' names.

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