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One sheriff's deputy killed in Kansas shooting

ANI | Updated: Jun 16, 2018 06:37 IST

Kansas City [United States], June 16 (ANI): One Kansas sheriff's deputy was killed and another was critically injured in a shooting near a courthouse during a prisoner transport in the US' City of Kansas on Friday (local time).
Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Maj. Kelli Bailiff said at a press conference that the two Wyandotte County deputies were transporting inmates to court, CNN reported.
The deputy that died was identified as 35-year-old Patrick Rohrer, while the identity of the other officer, who was reportedly a woman, was not revealed.
However, the suspect's condition was unknown.
The suspect was also shot and is undergoing surgery.
"Sending prayers to the officers, families and Wyandotte SO," the Kansas Capitol Police tweeted.
Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer said in a statement that he was "saddened" by the news.
On a related note, Wyandotte County Courthouse is used for juvenile courts, community corrections and also has two criminal courtrooms.(ANI)