A second sheriff’s deputy who was shot Friday near a courthouse in Kansas City died from her injuries early Saturday morning, officials said.
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 unkown.
FOX4 Kansas City identified the suspect as Antoine Fielder, 22, who had been tried twice for the murder of a 22-year-old that both ended in hung juries. He was recently charged with the murder of a 55-year-old woman.
Both Rohrer and King were transported to the University of Kansas Medical Center, where Rohrer later died. King, who was initially listed in critical condition, died shortly after midnight on Saturday.
“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!!” the Kansas City Kansas Police department wrote on Facebook following King’s passing.
Major Kelli Bailiff, of the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office, said it was possible the deputies were shot with their own weapons.
Bailiff said the investigation was now being handled by the police department in Kansas City. Police Officer Zac Blair said authorities were reviewing surveillance video.
“This incident remains under investigation by the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, who is encouraging anyone with information to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474- TIPS (8477),” the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office said.
Fox News’ Kathleen Joyce and Matt Richardson and the Associated Press contributed to this report.
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