Kansas sheriffs deputy dead, 1 in critical condition after shooting near courthouse

One Kansas sheriff deputy was killed and an additional is in critical condition following a capturing near a courthouse in Kansas City on Friday.  

The incident happened while the two Wyandotte County Sheriff’ s deputies were both “overcome by an inmate being moved from jail to the courthouse” upon Friday morning, police said. The particular male deputy who was killed had not been identified. Officials said the other official is a female.

The suspect was also photo and is undergoing surgery. No other information were released about the suspect, which includes his condition.  

Major Kelli Bailiff, of the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Workplace, said it was possible the deputies were shot with their own weaponry.

Law enforcement said no other suspects were getting sought. Details of what led to the particular shooting were not immediately available.  

Bailiff said the investigation was today being handled by the police section in Kansas City. Police Officer Zac Blair said authorities were looking at surveillance video.  

The Kansas Capitol Police tweeted their prayers in order to deputies who were shot.

“ Sending praying to the officers, families and Wyandotte SO , ” the office said.

The St . Louis Drug Adjustment Administration’ s office also messaged their thoughts and prayers towards the deputies and their families.

“ Our ideas and prayers are with these deputies and their families, and to all of our siblings with the Wyandotte County [KS] Sheriff’ s Office, ” the DEA’ s office messaged.

FOX4 reported that this was the fourth officer-related shooting in the past three years in Kansas City.

The Associated Press led to this report.