Second Kansas Police Officer Dies After Inmate Shooting

Posted: Jun 16, 2018 10:00 AM

Fox News reports that a second Kansas City, KS police office has died after being shot Friday by a prisoner during inmate transportation.

Deputy Theresa King, 44, served the department for 13 years, the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputy Patrick Rohrer, 35, died Friday. Rohrer had been on the force for seven years.

The incident occurred when they were both "overcome by an inmate being transferred from jail to the courthouse" on Friday morning, police said. The suspect was also shot and underwent surgery, but his condition was unknown.

According to local media, downtown Kansas City, KS was already mourning the incident by midafternoon yesterday. 

After King's passing, the Kansas City Police posted to Facebook, saying, "We continue to pray for our brothers and sister with the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Department as we lose our sister this morning. No words could explain the feelings and emotions you feel. Praying for Wyandotte County!!"