Published: Sun, June 17, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Second Sheriff’s Deputy Dies Following Shooting In Kansas

Second Sheriff’s Deputy Dies Following Shooting In Kansas

Rohrer died shortly after arriving at the hospital, while King, who initially arrived at the hospital in critical condition, died from her injuries early Saturday morning. Rohrer served for 7 years.

Sources have confirmed the suspect is Antoine Fielder, a 30-year-old with a long history of alleged criminal behavior.

The shooting happened Friday as an unidentified inmate was being moved.

The Olathe Police Department, Raymore Police Department in Missouri and the Jackson County Sheriff's Officer in Missouri tweeted similar heartfelt messages.

Authorities have identified the Wyandotte County sheriff's deputy who died Friday after he and another deputy were shot while transporting an inmate.

At around 12:20 a.m. Saturday, the second Deputy passed away at KU Medical Center.

Bailiff said a credit union fund will be set up soon for people to donate to help the families of the slain deputies, and that information will be provided publicly later.

Police said Friday that the suspect was shot. Bailiff said she was not sure whether the suspect was shot by one of the deputies or someone else who responded to the incident.

The deputies were shot on Friday after a suspect overpowered at least one of them and perhaps took a weapon, said Major Kelli Bailiff of the Wyandotte Sheriff's Department said during a press conference. King had been with the department for 13 years and was also part of the court transport division.

Bailiff said the inmate was being taken across the street from the jail, to the services building, for a court hearing. "Praying for Wyandotte County!" They also said it was too early in the investigation to give specific details of how the shootings could have happened. There is surveillance video of the scene, Blair added. "We will be looking at that video", he said.

Kansas City Mayor David Alvey said the vigil, which will take place in front of City Hall at 8 p.m. local time, will be the start of a long and trying healing process for the community of Wyandotte County, which just two years ago mourned two police officers who also was fatally shot.

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