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The Latest: Sheriff: Slain Kansas deputy identified

June 15, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting near the courthouse in Kansas City, Kansas (all times local):

4 p.m.

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

Kansas City, Kansas, police say 35-year-old Patrick Rohrer died at the Kansas Medical Center from his injuries. He had worked for the department for seven years.

The injured female deputy underwent surgery. Her condition was not available.

The suspect also was shot and was operated on at the hospital. His condition also was not released.

Authorities say the two deputies were transporting the inmate to a hearing in downtown Kansas City when the suspect somehow got ahold of a weapon. The investigation into the shooting is continuing.


1:50 p.m.

Authorities say one sheriff’s deputy is dead and another is critically wounded after they were overcome by an inmate while driving a transport vehicle near the Wyandotte County courthouse in Kansas City, Kansas.

Wyandotte County sheriff’s spokeswoman Maj. Kelli Bailiff says the suspect also was wounded in the shooting late Friday morning. He’s undergoing surgery.

No other details were released about the suspect, including his condition.

Bailiff says it’s possible the deputies were overcome with their own weapons . Bailiff says the investigation is now being handled by the police department in Kansas City, Kansas. Police Officer Zac Blair says authorities are reviewing surveillance video.


1:15 p.m.

Police say two Wyandotte County sheriff’s deputies have been shot and wounded near the county courthouse in Kansas City, Kansas, and a suspect also was hurt.

Police Officer Zac Blair says the shooting happened Friday.

Blair says the wounded have been taken to the University of Kansas Hospital. He referred questions about their conditions to the sheriff’s department, which hasn’t returned a phone message.

He says no other suspects are being sought in the shooting.

Details of what led to the shootings are not been released.

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