Second Sheriff’s Deputy Dies Following Shooting In Kansas

17 June, 2018, 01:27 | Author: Essie Rivera
  • Second deputy dies in shooting in Kansas

Rohrer, 35, died shortly after the shooting. A suspect was also shot and taken to a hospital in unknown condition, Kansas City police officer Zac Blair said.

Two Wyandotte County sheriff's deputies who were mortally wounded Friday while transporting an inmate were hailed Saturday as heroes who sacrificed their lives in service to public safety.

"This is a courthouse building, there is video". Kelli Bailiff said at a news conference Saturday that 44-year-old sheriff's Deputy Theresa King had three children and 35-year-old Deputy Patrick Rohrer had two.

Bailiff said the investigation into what happened is continuing, but the officers followed the established protocol for transporting inmates. Kelli Bailiff. The inmate was taken in a van to a gated area behind the building, and when the inmate got out of van, he somehow overtook and shot the deputies, possibly with their own guns, Bailiff said.

A second sheriff's deputy has died after being shot while an inmate was being transported to a Kansas City jail. He was being held in Wyandotte County on several criminal charges and has also been charged with murder in Jackson County in a separate case.

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

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'Our thoughts and prayers go out to our brothers and sisters in Wyandotte County.

The Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office said the Kansas City Police Department is investigating the incident and the accompanying surveillance footage.

The Olathe Police Department, Raymore Police Department in Missouri and the Jackson County Sheriff's Officer in Missouri tweeted similar heartfelt messages.

This incident remains under investigation by the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division, who is encouraging anyone with information to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer (R) was told of the shooting on Friday as he arrived for a forum in Kansas City.

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