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.
Still working to learn more about what happened this morning in downtown KCK, but clearly an already emotional scene. pic.twitter.com/54Owh66yKh— Sam Hartle (@Sam_Hartle) June 15, 2018
A Kansas City, Kansas Police SUV securing the scene where two Wyandotte County deputies were shot Friday. If you look closely, there are two blue ribbons on the back window for the two KCK police officers killed in the last few years. pic.twitter.com/yrzaE3h15o— Sam Hartle (@Sam_Hartle) June 15, 2018
A woman just put up a candle yards away from where Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Deputy Patrick Rohrer died Friday morning. pic.twitter.com/lDHcoGxBRz— Sam Hartle (@Sam_Hartle) June 15, 2018
Just six hours after Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Deputy Patrick Rohrer was shot and killed, the scene has been cleared. Outside of the nearby City Hall, flags are already at half-staff, clanking against the metal poles. pic.twitter.com/jSp7LsmtMT— Sam Hartle (@Sam_Hartle) June 15, 2018
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!!"