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Kansas sheriff’s deputy dead, 1 in critical condition after shooting near courthouse

Two Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office deputies were shot in the vicinity of a courthouse on Friday, a report stated.

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A Kansas sheriff’s deputy was killed and another is in critical condition after a shooting near a courthouse in Kansas City on Friday.

Still working to learn more about what happened this morning in the center of KCK, but it is clear that an already emotional scene. pic.twitter.com/54Owh66yKh

— Sam Hartle (@Sam_Hartle) June 15, 2018

The incident occurred while the two Wyandotte County Sheriff’s deputies were both “overcome by a prisoner transferred from the prison to the court” on Friday morning, police said. The male deputy who was killed has not been identified. Officials said the other agent is a female.

The suspect was also shot and is undergoing surgery. No other details were released about the suspect, including his condition.

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

The police said that no other suspects were sought. Details of what led to the shooting were not immediately available.

Boss said, the investigation was now being handled by the police department in Kansas City. Police officer Zac Blair said that the authorities were reviewing surveillance video.

The Kansas Capitol Police tweeted that their prayers deputies who were shot.

“Sending prayers to the officers, the families and the Wyandotte SO,” the agency said.

The sending of the prayers of the people, the families and the Wyandotte SO ? https://t.co/gbt717Dusw

Kansas Capitol Police (@KSCapitolPolice) June 15, 2018

The St. Louis Drug Enforcement Administration office also tweeted their thoughts and prayers to the deputies and their families.

Our thoughts and prayers are with these delegates and their families, and to all our brothers and sisters with the Wyandotte County (KS) Sheriff’s Office. https://t.co/c4xQwJyDDI

— DEAStLouis (@DEASTLOUISDiv) June 15, 2018

“Our thoughts and prayers are with these delegates and their families, and to all our brothers and sisters with the Wyandotte County [KS] Sheriff’s Office,” the DEA’s office tweeted.

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

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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