Sheriff: 1 Kan. deputy killed, 1 critical in shooting

Three people are dead after a pair of officer-involved shootings in Kansas City on Thursday

Three people are dead after a pair of officer-involved shootings in Kansas City on Thursday

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - 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.

Two Wyandotte County Sheriff's deputies were likely shot Friday morning behind the county courthouse by an inmate who was being transferred, police said. No other details were released about the suspect, including his condition.

King, 44, died from her injuries shortly after midnight on Saturday.

A suspect was also shot during the incident and was taken to an area hospital for surgery.

Police said no other suspects were being sought.

Police say that at about 5 p.m. officers went to the scene where two men were fighting over a golf cart and a gun, both died in the subsequent shooting.

Moments later, the Wyandotte County sheriff's deputies were shot by one of the inmates.

Officials said the critically injured deputy is a woman but did not release her name.

Terry Zeigler, chief of the KCKPD, told the paper the deputies were transporting the inmate from the jail, which is across the street.

According to the station, the shooting took place around 11:15 a.m.in the area where police escort suspects into the courthouse. The courthouse is located at 710 N. 7th Street. He was 35 years old and had seven years of service.

Colón says he's "very confident it was a last-resort situation to ensure the safety of the public". "This occurred right outside of a courthouse with so many people around".

Kansas City, Kansas, police confirm the deputies were shot at the courthouse in downtown Kansas City, Kansas. "We are here for you all".

Several law enforcement departments offered words of support and prayers for Wyandotte County on social media.

This is the fourth incident in which Wyandotte County law enforcement personnel have been shot in the last three years, the Star said.

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