Inmate shoots and kills two deputies
The suspect grabbed one of their guns as they escorted him to the court.
The two Kansas police officers were fatally shot, while the transport of an inmate between the jail and a court which both leave behind children.
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 )
Deputy Theresa King, had three children and Deputy Patrick Rohrer had two, Wyandotte County sheriff’s Maj. Kelli Bailiff said on Saturday.
King, 44, was a 13-year veteran of the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office, while Rohrer, 35, was with the department for seven years.
Deputy Patrick Rohrer, 35, was killed in the line of duty on Friday.
(Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office)
Rohrer died on Friday while the King died early Saturday of injuries after an inmate overpowered the two deputy directors.
The incident happened when the delegates were the prisoner from the courthouse back to the prison, Terry Zeigler, the chief of the Kansas City, Kansas, police department.
Boss said during a press conference on Friday that it was possible the deputies were shot with their own weapons.
The suspect was also shot and underwent surgery. Zeigler said the last he heard, the suspect was in stable condition.
FOX4 Kansas City identified the suspect as Antoine Fielder, 22, who had tried twice for the murder of a 22-year-old, but both trials ended in hung juries. He was recently charged with the murder of a 55-year-old woman.
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.
“We continue to pray for our brothers and sister with the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Department, if we lose our sister. No words could explain the feelings and emotions that you feel. Pray for Wyandotte County!!” the Kansas City Kansas Police wrote on Facebook following the King’s passing.
Kansas City, Kansas, has shared with one other officer shootings in the past few years. Two Kansas City officers were killed in less than three months in 2016. Captain Robert Melton was killed in July during the search for a suspect in a drive-by shooting. Melton is a part of the police honor guard to Det. Brad Lancaster, who was fatally shot earlier in 2016 in the vicinity of the Kansas Speedway.
In 2015, Wyandotte County Deputy Scott Wood was shot seven times, but survived.
Fox News’ Matt Richardson and the Associated Press contributed to this report.