2 sheriff's deputies shot -- 1 fatally -- at Kansas City court building

Jermaine Castillo
June 16, 2018

Police say the deputies were transporting inmates to the courthouse when they were "overcome" in the parking lot of the gated transport office.

Wyandotte County sheriff's spokeswoman Maj. The suspect was also shot and was being treated at the same hospital, Bailiff said.

It's very possible the deputies were attacked with their own guns, Bailiff said.

Police identified the slain deputy as Patrick Rohrer, 35, a seven-year veteran. A third person, the suspect, was also shot.

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They other was taken to KU Hospital and is reportedly in critical condition.

Both officers are deputies with the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office.

Gov. Jeff Colyer offered a moment of silence for the deputies after he finished a speech in the city, the paper said. Our law enforcement officers put their lives on the line each and every day to protect the public and their selfless service deserves our hightest honor. Police Officer Zac Blair says authorities are reviewing surveillance video.

Authorities say the two deputies were transporting the inmate to a hearing in downtown Kansas City when the suspect somehow got ahold of a weapon.

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He said the shooting suspect was critically injured in the shooting and is now in surgery.

This is the fourth incident in which Wyandotte County law enforcement personnel have been shot in the last three years, the Star said.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Police say two Wyandotte County sheriff's deputies have been shot near the county courthouse in Kansas City, Kansas.

Officers became involved in a standoff with Fulkerson just after 1 p.m. Thursday in the area of N.E. 38th Street and N. Jackson Avenue after they were called to the area to check on a woman with a sword. Details of what led to the shooting were not immediately available.

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