'Heroes are never forgotten,' KCK mayor says in remembering deputies killed Friday

Theresa King                        Kansas City Kansas Police Department  Facebook

Kansas City, Kansas, police confirmed that 44-year-old Deputy Theresa King died early Saturday from injuries suffered when an inmate overpowered the two deputies. Rohrer served for 7 years.

Antoine Fielder, 22, had faced trial twice for murder, both of which ended with a hung jury.

The shooting happened Friday as an unidentified inmate was being moved.

"It seems like Wyandotte County has really been hit hard recently", she said.

A spokesman for Wyandotte County, Edwin Birch, previously told CNN the shooting occurred inside the court services building, and that a juvenile had also been shot. She was pronounced dead about 12 hours later, just after midnight on Saturday. Authorities also have not released any information about the suspect or the extent of his injuries. Investigators said the inmate may have grabbed a weapon from one of the deputies during a struggle after he got out of a van late Friday morning.

The inmate was being transported across the street from the jail to the services building for a court hearing, according to sheriff's spokeswoman Maj.

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Wyandotte County sheriff's deputy Patrick Rohrer was shot and killed in Kansas City, Kansas, June 15, 2018.

The officials declined to go into more detail about how the shooting happened, though Bailiff said the deputies had "followed proper procedure̦". Kelli Bailiff said at the press conference. "We will be looking at that video", he said.

Authorities said the inmate may have taken one of the deputies' guns and shot both of them.

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer was briefed on the shooting as he arrived at Children's Mercy Park for a congressional forum hosted by the Kansas City, Kansas, Chamber of Commerce, The Kansas City Star reported.

Kansas City Mayor David Alvey said the vigil, which will take place in front of City Hall at 8 p.m. local time, will be the start of a long and trying healing process for the community of Wyandotte County, which just two years ago mourned two police officers who also was fatally shot.

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