Second Kansas sheriff’s deputy dies of injuries after shooting

Deputy Theresa King, 44, died of her injuries Saturday, after being shot in the line of duty in Kansas City on Friday.

(Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office)

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

Deputy Theresa King, 44, served the department for 13 years, the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputy Patrick Rohrer, 35, died Friday. Rohrer had been on the force for seven years.

The incident occurred when they were both “overcome by a prisoner transferred from the prison to the court” on Friday morning, police said. The suspect was also shot and is undergoing surgery. No other details were released about the suspect.

Deputy Patrick Rohrer, 35, was killed in the line of duty on Friday.

(Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office)

Both Rohrer and King were transferred to the University of Kansas Medical Center, where Rohrer later died. The king, who was initially listed in critical condition, died shortly after midnight on Saturday.

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.

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

— Sam Hartle (@Sam_Hartle) June 15, 2018

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.

“This incident is still being investigated by the Kansas City, Kansas Police Criminal Investigations Division is encouraging anyone with information to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474 – TIPS (8477),” the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office said.

Fox News’ Kathleen Joyce and Matt Richardson, and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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