“Despite being mortally wounded, one of the deputies was able to return fire and wounded the subject.”

UPDATE: Deputy Sheriff Theresa King has died following an inmate shooting near the courthouse. She and Deputy Sheriff Patrick Rohrer were shot as they transported a prisoner to the Wyandotte County Correction and Court Services Building, at 800 7th Street, at approximately 11:15 am. Rohrer died Friday.

Deputy Sheriff Patrick Rohrer

The Officer Down Memorial Page says they were unloading the prisoner from the transport van in the facility’s exterior sally port when the inmate attacked them. He was able to disarm one of the deputies and shot them both. Despite being mortally wounded, one of the deputies was able to return fire and wounded the subject.

Deputy King was transported to a local hospital where she passed away shortly after midnight.

Deputy King had served with the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office for 13 years.

WYANDOTTE COUNTY, Kansas- Authorities say Deputy Patrick Rohrer, a 7-year veteran of the force was shot and killed in the line of duty today. A female sheriff’s deputy is in the hospital and listed in critical condition.

Major Kelli Bailiff with the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office said that at 11:30 a.m. two deputies were transporting inmates to court. They pulled into the parking lot where they were overcome. It is being investigated to see if they were shot with their own guns.

The suspect was shot and is hospitalized.

Governor Jeff Colyer said he is praying for the victims and their families.