KANSAS CITY, Kansas. – The Latest on the fatal shooting of two Kansas police officers by a prisoner they were transporting (all local times):
Authorities say two Kansas delegates who were fatally shot, while the transport of an inmate between the jail and a court which both leave behind children.
Wyandotte County sheriff’s Maj. Kelli Bailiff said at a press conference Saturday that the 44-year-old sheriff Deputy Theresa King, had three children and a 35-year-old Deputy Patrick Rohrer had two.
Terry Zeigler, the chief of police of Kansas City, Kansas, said he could not release the name of the inmate suspected of shooting them Friday because he has not been charged. The inmate was also shot, and Zeigler said the last he had heard, he was in stable condition.
Authorities say the inmate, apparently overpowered the deputies in a fenced area behind the Kansas City, Kansas, courthouse and shot the deputies, possibly with one of their own weapons.
Zeigler, says the delegates were the prisoner from the courthouse back to the prison, not the other way around, because the police initially reported.
A wake will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday in front of City Hall.
A second sheriff’s deputy has died after being shot during an inmate was transported to a Kansas City jail.
Kansas City, Kansas, police confirmed that the 44-year-old Deputy Theresa King died early Saturday of injuries suffered when an inmate overpowered the two deputy directors.
The shooting happened Friday as an unknown prisoner was moved. The police say it is possible that the King and the other killed, the deputy, 35-year-old Patrick Rohrer, were shot with their own firearm, but the police gave no other details.
Both officers were with the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Department. The king had 13 years of service and Rohrer had been with the department for seven years.