Sheriff: 1 deputy killed, 1 critical in shooting in Kansas


The two Wyandotte County deputies were transporting inmates to court around 11:30 a.m. CT Friday, sheriff's office spokeswoman Maj. The suspect was also struck in the shooting.

Bailiff said it's possible the deputies were overcome with their own weapons. "The police had drawn their guns... and the active shooters were coming from close to the convention center, so they were meeting in the middle basically", a witness told FOX4's Kara Mashek.

A Wyandotte County deputy has died and one remains in critical condition following a shooting this afternoon in Kansas City, Kan. On Friday police identified her Ashley D. Fulkerson, a 28-year-old woman from Kansas City.

A suspect was reportedly shot during the incident and taken to an area hospital.

A suspect also was shot and taken to the same hospital, the Kansas City Star reported, adding that the suspect's condition isn't known.

Police say the shooting occurred as Rohrer and another deputy were transporting an inmate from the Wyandotte County jail to the court service building for a hearing. He had seven years of service as an officer. Police Officer Zac Blair said authorities are reviewing surveillance video.

Kelli Bailiff said during a news conference at the University of Kansas Hospital.

Authorities are not looking for any other suspects in connection to the incident.

"Sending prayers to the officers, families and Wyandotte SO", the office said.

He said law enforcement officers were doing their jobs and investigating even as they dealt with violence against two of their own.

Police haven't released any further information about the shooting. The juvenile's condition is unknown. Details of what led to the shootings are not yet available.

Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle tweeted out a statement saying she was "heartbroken for the families of the deputies, the Wyandotte Sheriff's Department, and for the entire community".