Deputy dead, 1 critical after being shot outside county courthouse

An inmate fatally shot one sheriff's deputy and critically injured another outside a courthouse in Kansas City Friday morning.

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

A Wyandotte County deputy has died and one remains in critical condition following a shooting this afternoon in Kansas City, Kan. Kelli Bailiff says the suspect also was wounded in the shooting.

Zach Blair, with the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department says they are not looking for any other suspects. Police Capt. Lionel Colón says he doesn't know if the woman was armed when she was killed.

There is surveillance video of the scene, Blair added.

Both officers were taken to an area hospital where Rohrer was pronounced dead. The male deputy who was killed was not identified.

The suspect also was shot and was operated on at the hospital. He was a seven-year veteran of the department, KCTV5 reported.

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Kansas City, Kansas, police have taken over the investigation.

John Garcia - a witness who was in the courthouse services building during the shooting - told the paper he heard several shots in the parking lot behind the building and saw who was shot before he and others were taken back into the courtroom and later allowed to exit from the front.

The victims of the second shooting had reportedly been fighting over a golf cart and a gun in Barney Allis Plaza in downtown Kansas City, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from the first shooting. The suspect's condition was unknown Saturday.

The Rev. Vernon Howard, president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Kansas City, said he has many questions and isn't confident they will be answered by a police department investigation.

  • Eleanor Harrison