Kansas City Shooting: Sheriff's Deputies Shot Near Courthouse, Live Updates


UPDATE: 3:31 p.m. ET— One Wyandotte County sheriff's deputy was killed and another was in critical condition Friday after a shooting in which an inmate allegedly overcame the officers in a transport vehicle outside a courthouse in Kansas City, Kansas.

Wyandotte County sheriff's spokeswoman Major Kelli Bailiff said the suspect was also injured in the shooting and was having surgery performed, via the Associated Press. Police plan to review video of the incident to determine what happened.

"There are witnesses we are speaking with," said Zac Blair, a spokesman for the Kansas City police department, according to the Kansas City Star. "This is a courthouse building, there is video. We will be looking at that video."

Original story:

Two sheriff's deputies were shot near a courthouse Friday in Kansas City, Kansas, reported CBS News. The Associated Press reported that one sheriff's deputy had been killed and another was in critical condition.

Wyandotte County sheriff's spokeswoman Major Kelli Bailiff told AP that the sheriff's deputies were shot after being overcome by an inmate in a transport vehicle and that their own weapons could have been used against them.

"It is very possible that with their own firearm they were both shot," Bailiff said during a press conference at the University of Kansas Hospital, via the Kansas City Star.

Bailiff was not immediately available to comment further when called by Newsweek.

Details on the identity of the suspect have yet to be released. Police did, however, tell AP that the suspect was injured in the incident. Police Officer Zac Blair told the newswire that no other suspects were being sought.

This story is developing and will be updated as more information becomes available.