Second Kansas City sheriff's deputy dies after being overpowered by inmate


Rohrer died shortly after arriving at the hospital, while King, who initially arrived at the hospital in critical condition, died from her injuries early Saturday morning. Rohrer, 35, had served seven.

The shooting happened Friday as an unidentified inmate was being moved. The proceeds from the memorial fund will be donated to the family through the Wyandotte County Sherriff's Office.

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

At around 12:20 a.m. Saturday, the second Deputy passed away at KU Medical Center.

Authorities are not looking for any other suspects in connection to the incident.

Additional details were scarce as authorities continued their investigation and urged anyone with information to report it. Kansas City Police Capt. Robert Melton, 46, was gunned down while chasing suspects of a drive-by shooting on July 19, 2016. King had been with the department for 13 years and was also part of the court transport division.

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Two inmates were being transported from the Wyandotte County Correctional and Court Services Building on 7th Street.

Major Kelli Bailiff, of the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office, said it was possible the deputies were shot with their own weapons.

Media outlets identified the inmate as Antoine Fielder who reportedly got hold of a deputy's firearm during the transfer. "We always evaluate procedures, but we did confirm that they did follow proper procedure". Video from the scene shows the courthouse surrounded by yellow police tape, several police vehicles parked in the street and numerous uniformed law enforcement officers walking the grounds.

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

Two Kansas sheriff's deputies who were shot and killed by an inmate while transporting him between the courthouse and jail were both parents, authorities said Saturday.

The shooting happened before 11:20 a.m. Friday.