Published: Sun, June 17, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Second deputy dies after Kansas City courthouse shooting

Second deputy dies after Kansas City courthouse shooting

A second sheriff's deputy who was shot Friday near a courthouse in Kansas City died from her injuries early Saturday morning, officials said.

The deputies were shot on Friday after a suspect overpowered at least one of them and perhaps took a weapon, said Major Kelli Bailiff of the Wyandotte Sheriff's Department said during a press conference.

Kansas City, Kan., Police Chief Terry Zeigler said homicide detectives are working hard on the case and will be meeting in the coming days with the Wyandotte County District Attorney's office, but he didn't know when charges would be filed. Deputy Patrick Rohrer, 35, died Friday.

"I will tell you these were two bright and intelligent, wonderful personalities", Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office Maj. King went to a nearby hospital and received treatment. Both had families; King had two grown children and a young daughter and Rohrer had two young children.

Zeigler also said the deputies were taking the inmate from the courthouse back to jail, not the other way around, as police initially reported.

The deputies appeared to follow proper procedure as they transported two prisoners, she said.

A candlelight vigil will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday in front of City Hall.

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The Kansas City Star reports that the shooting happened on Thursday afternoon in the north of the city.

Bailiff said the deputies were following protocol when the deadly altercation occurred. Kelli Bailiff says the suspect also was wounded in the shooting late Friday morning.

'Our hearts break for our brothers and sisters at Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office as well as for the loved ones of the deputies shot today, one of whom has died.

All Kansas City area Price Choppers will be able to accept donations by noon on Saturday, June 16. There is surveillance video of the scene, Blair added.

In 2015, Wyandotte County Deputy Scott Wood was shot seven times but survived.

Bailiff says the investigation is now being handled by the police department in Kansas City, Kansas.

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

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