Sheriff: Deputy killed, another critical in shooting near Kansas courthouse

Alicia Cross
June 16, 2018

Police have shot and killed two men who authorities say were fighting over a golf cart and a gun in a public square in downtown Kansas City.

Wyandotte County sheriff's deputy Patrick Rohrer was shot and killed in Kansas City, Kansas, June 15, 2018. He also says he doesn't know if the woman had exited the shed or was shot while still inside.

The Rev. Vernon Howard, president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Kansas City, bemoaned the "fatality on top of fatality". Police Department said the shooting occurred in the courthouse parking lot as the deputies were transporting the suspect from the Wyandotte County jail to the court services building for a hearing. A third person, the suspect, was also shot.

Other law enforcement agencies in the Kansas City metro have been tweeting words of support and prayers for Wyandotte County, the Star said.

FOX4 reported that this was the fourth officer-related shooting in the past three years in Kansas City.

Rohrer had seven years of service with the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Department. "Both incidents unfolded protecting other citizens", Smith said, adding that both incidents will be investigated internally by KCPD.

Both officers were transported to the University of Kansas Hospital where the surviving female officer remains in critical condition.

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People in certain professions, including the military and farming, are also more affected as are ethnic and racial minorities. The answer: if you see something, say something. "There was no indication and no warning that she would do this", he wrote.

The wounded deputy and the suspect were undergoing surgeries Friday afternoon.

The shooting happened at around 11:40 a.m. Friday.

The conditions of the deputies' are unknown.

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

Colon said officers deemed the woman's behavior threatening, and an officer shot the woman.

Ruth and I will be praying for the victims and their families, as well as all our law enforcement officers and other first responders as we come together as a community to mourn this horrific tragedy.

Police Chief Terry Zeigler said on Twitter that the department is working a major incident but provided no further details.

Other reports by Free-Prsite

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