Police say 2 Kansas deputies killed by inmate were parents

17 June, 2018, 08:52 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • 2 deputies killed in Kansas City Kansas

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

King, 44, and Rohrer, 35, were shot Friday morning about 11:30 a.m. local time as they were about to transport two inmates from the Wyandotte County Courthouse in Kansas City.

"It is very possible that with their own firearm - they were both shot", she said.

The suspect, who has not been officially identified, was also shot multiple times and was taken to the hospital, where he was said to be in stable condition.

In separate news releases from the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department, deputy Theresa King passed away around 2 am Saturday.

After King's passing, the Kansas City Police posted to Facebook, saying, "We continue to pray for our brothers and sister with the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Department as we lose our sister this morning". King, who was initially listed in critical condition, died shortly after midnight on Saturday.

"These were two bright and intelligent, wonderful personalities", Bailiff said of her fallen colleagues.


A candlelight vigil will be held Sunday night in Kansas to memorialize the two sheriff's deputies who were shot and killed when an inmate overpowered them outside a courthouse. Kelli Bailiff said at a news conference.

Bailiff said the investigation into what happened is continuing, but the officers followed the established protocol for transporting inmates. Later that year, Kansas City Capt. Robert Melton was shot dead as part of a drive-by shooting and related chase.

Evidence markers dot the pavement just outside the Wyandotte County Courthouse in Kansas City, Kan. Video from the scene showed the courthouse surrounded by yellow police tape, several police vehicles parked in the street and numerous uniformed law enforcement officers walking the grounds.

Wyandotte County sheriff's spokeswoman Maj.

Police said Friday that the suspect was shot.

Gov Jeff Colyer was briefed on the incident as he arrived to a congressional forum hosted by the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.

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