Second KCK sheriff deputy dies from injuries after shooting near courthouse

Wyandotte County deputies Theresa King and Patrick Rohrer were shot to death Friday apparently during an inmate transfer to a court hearing in Kansas City Kan

"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)", a sheriff's office statement said.

Alvey mourned the loss of deputies Theresa King, known as "TK", and Patrick Rohrer, whom he described as "two of our young, bright, committed sheriff's deputies" that the department lost on a "terribly tragic day". Rohrer, 35, had served seven.

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

The inmate was also shot during the confrontation in a gated area near the Wyandotte County Courthouse and was taken to a hospital. Police have not identified the suspect. Investigators said the inmate may have grabbed a weapon from one of the deputies during a struggle after he got out of a van late Friday morning.

Rohrer died shortly after the shooting Friday. Kansas City detective Brad Lancaster was shot during a pursuit in May 2016. No other details were released about the suspect, including his condition.

"We continue to pray for our brothers and sister with the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Department as we lose our sister this morning".

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Kansas City police spokesman Zac Blair said officers were speaking to witnesses about shooting.

Video cameras on the building have footage that will be reviewed, and all Wyandotte County sheriff's deputies also have body cameras.

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

Koelsch says the Lyon County Sheriff's Office studies violent incidents against law enforcement nationwide so staffers can stay as safe as possible. "We will be looking at that video", he said.

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

Colón says he's "very confident it was a last-resort situation to ensure the safety of the public".

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