One deputy killed, another in critical condition in Kansas City, Kansas

One deputy killed, another in critical condition in Kansas City, Kansas

Police say two Wyandotte County sheriff's deputies and a suspect have been shot near the county courthouse in Kansas City, Kansas Friday (June 15).

Wyandotte County sheriff's spokeswoman Maj.

The suspect was also shot and is undergoing surgery. She said during a news conference that it was "very possible" the deputies were shot "with their own firearm" as they were transporting detainees in a gated area behind the courthouse.

According to police, the two deputies were possibly shot with their own guns.

Kansas City, Kansas, police say 35-year-old Patrick Rohrer died at the Kansas Medical Center from his injuries.

Chief Terry Zeigler with the Kansas City, Kan.

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The suspect is in the operating room at the same hospital, Zeigler said.

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The Kansas City Star reports that the shooting happened shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday in the middle of Barney Allis Plaza. Our law enforcement officers put their lives on the line each and every day to protect the public and their selfless service deserves our hightest honor.

FOX4 reported that this was the fourth officer-related shooting in the past three years in Kansas City.

"There are witnesses we are speaking with", Zac Blair, a spokesman for the KCK police department, told the paper.

He said no other suspects were being sought in the shooting.

Tactical officers secured the area, and negotiators tried to make contact with the woman, Colon said.

Police haven't released any further information about the shooting.

The deputies haven't been identified yet, but we know a male deputy died and a female deputy is in critical condition.

Authorities said it was too early in the investigation to publicly detail how the shootings could have happened.

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