Kansas Deputies Shot, 1 Fatally, Outside Courthouse in Kansas City

The second shooting took the lives of two men who police say were fighting over a gun and a golf cart in downtown Kansas City

The second shooting took the lives of two men who police say were fighting over a gun and a golf cart in downtown Kansas City

Police told KCTV they believe the inmate, who was shackled and handcuffed, used one of the deputies' guns to shoot them.

He said the shooting suspect was critically injured in the shooting and is now in surgery. No other information has been released about the deputies or the suspect.

All three people were taken to an area hospital. Details of what led to the shooting were not immediately available.

He's also been charged with murder, assault and armed criminal action in a December 2017 shooting in Kansas City, Missouri.

"We have protocols in place to have - our department does the investigation". "This is a courthouse building, there is video".




Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer responded to the shooting Friday afternoon.

He held a moment of silence for the deputies after he finished his speech at the event. He noted that the county and the city have dealt with other officer shootings in the recent past. The first fatality was a woman reportedly brandishing a "sword" who was shot after a standoff, the Kansas City Star reported. They also said it was too early in the investigation to give specific details of how the shootings could have happened. Melton was part of the police honor guard for Det.

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

The incident occurred while the two Wyandotte County Sheriff's deputies were both "overcome by an inmate being transferred from jail to the courthouse" on Friday morning, police said. We are standing with you, ' the Johnson County Sheriff's Office tweeted. He also says he doesn't know if the woman had exited the shed or was shot while still inside. The other deputy is in critical condition. She said during a news conference that it was "very possible" the deputies were shot "with their own firearm" as they were transporting detainees in a gated area behind the courthouse.

Authorities say one of the deputies was killed in the shooting.

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