Bailiff said the investigation into what happened is continuing, but the officers followed the established protocol for transporting inmates. Deputy Patrick Rohrer, 35, died Friday. "Praying for Wyandotte County!" the Kansas City Police Department wrote on Facebook following King's passing.
Zeigler says the deputies were taking the inmate from the courthouse back to jail, not the other way around, as police initially reported. Kansas City detective Brad Lancaster was shot during a pursuit in May 2016. Robert King, who lives nearby, questioned why police didn't use nonlethal force. Bailiff said the second inmate, who was not identified, was unharmed. The proceeds from the memorial fund will be donated to the family through the Wyandotte County Sherriff's Office. Rohrer served for 7 years.
In 2015, Wyandotte County Deputy Scott Wood was shot seven times but survived.
Both Rohrer and King were transported to the University of Kansas Medical Center, where Rohrer later died. He had worked for the department for seven years.
The suspect is undergoing surgery. Her condition was not available. He also says he doesn't know if the woman had left the shed or was still inside when she was shot. His condition also was not released. King had been with the department for 13 years and was also part of the court transport division.
Wyandotte County sheriff's deputy Patrick Rohrer was shot and killed in Kansas City, Kansas, June 15, 2018.More news: MAN Faces His Greatest Enemies In New E3 2018 Trailer
"This is a courthouse building, there is video".
Bailiff said the deputies were following protocol when the deadly altercation occurred. The department is leading the investigation. Investigators will be reviewing surveillance video, according to Kansas City Police Department spokesman Zac Blair.
Wyandotte County sheriff's spokeswoman Maj. Kelli Bailiff said at a news conference.
"We're saddened to hear the tragic news out of Kansas City today".
Bailiff said it's very possible the deputies were shot with their own guns.