2 deputies shot dead when inmate overpowered them near courthouse

Second deputy dies in shooting in Kansas

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"We continue to pray for our brothers and sister with the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Department as we lose our sister this morning".

Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer released a statement Friday saying he was deeply saddened to learn of the shooting and that he and his wife, Ruth, would be praying for the deputies and their families.

Major Kelli Bailiff, of the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office, said it was possible the deputies were shot with their own weapons.

The man suspected of shooting two Wyandotte County deputies Friday morning has a lengthy history with the law.

The suspect was also shot and underwent surgery, but his condition was unkown.

A female deputy who was shot Friday as she and another deputy were transporting prisoners from a courthouse has died, officials in Kansas City, Kansas, said Saturday.

Rohrer, 35, and King, 44, were both shot about 11:15 a.m. Friday while transporting two inmates from a court hearing in downtown Kansas City, Kan., back to the jail just across the street.

Bailiff said the investigation is now being handled by the police department in Kansas City.

Both officers were with the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Department.

Police Officer Zac Blair said authorities are reviewing surveillance video.

"We must never forget the risk taken each day by our law enforcement personnel, and we must ever remember that they deserve our utmost respect and support", Alvey said.

Several law enforcement departments offered words of support and prayers for Wyandotte County on social media. He asked for a moment of silence after his speech, according to the Kansas City Star.

Two Kansas City officers were shot and killed within less than three months in 2016. Capt. Robert Melton was slain in July while searching for a suspect in a drive-by shooting. Brad Lancaster, who was fatally shot earlier in 2016 near the Kansas Speedway.

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