Second deputy dies in shooting in Kansas


"We continue to pray for our brothers and sister with the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Department as we lose our sister this morning". Rohrer and King were rushed to University of Kansas Medical Center, where both died from their injuries. He also says he doesn't know if the woman had left the shed or was still inside when she was shot.

Fielder was shot during the incident and underwent surgery but his condition has not been released. Police say it is possible that King and the other slain deputy, 35-year-old Patrick Rohrer, were shot with their own firearm, but police gave no other details. Kelli Bailiff said. King, 44, died early on Saturday at a hospital.

A second Kansas sheriff's deputy died on Saturday after being shot during a fight with a prisoner who was being taken from jail to court for a hearing in Kansas City, police said.

FOX4 Kansas City identified the suspect as Antoine Fielder, 22, who had been tried twice for the murder of a 22-year-old that both ended in hung juries.

The shooting happened Friday as an unidentified inmate was being moved. Rohrer served for 7 years.

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Rohrer had been with the department for seven years and King for 13 years. She had three children, including a young one.

A candlelight vigil will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday in front of City Hall.

"The protocol has been in place for a long time and from what I observed and from what I believe the investigation will show is they followed proper procedure", she said of the deputies.

Bailiff conceded that Wyandotte County's law enforcement agencies are reeling from a series of tragedies, including the shooting death of Kansas City, Kan., police detective Brad Lancaster in May 2016 and the shooting death of Kansas City, Kan., police captain Robert Melton in June 2016.

The deputies were transporting two individuals prior to the shooting.