One officer killed, another critically injured at Kansas City courthouse

One officer killed, another critically injured at Kansas City courthouse

One officer killed, another critically injured at Kansas City courthouse

A Kansas City, Kan. -area sheriff's deputy died and another sustained injuries Friday when a gunman shot them as they transported inmates to a courthouse, law enforcement officials said.

Lionel Colon said when officers arrived, they were shot at, so they returned fire.

The Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department is investigating the shooting, and said that the deputies were wearing body cameras and there were lots of cameras in the gated area behind the courthouse, where two detainees were being transferred back into a van.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with these deputies and their families, and to all of our brothers and sisters with the Wyandotte County [KS] Sheriff's Office", the DEA's office tweeted.

The shooting is under investigation by the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department, Bailiff said, and more information likely will be available Saturday.

The surviving deputy, a female, remains in critical condition, according to Bailiff. Police Capt. Lionel Colón says he doesn't know if the woman was armed when she was killed.

Police have shot and killed two men who authorities say were fighting over a golf cart and a gun in a public square in downtown Kansas City.

The two Wyandotte County deputies were transporting inmates to court around 11:30 a.m. CT Friday, sheriff's office spokeswoman Maj. He had seven years of service as an officer.

He said the shooting suspect was critically injured in the shooting and is now in surgery.

Police Chief Terry Zeigler said on Twitter that the department is working a major incident but provided no further details.

"We gather here today with so many emotions coursing through our guts", Alvey said, noting that some of those are "feelings of anger and revenge toward the assailant". She said she'd gladly give up a third trial for her daughter's murder if he could be convicted in the latest one. Police plan to review video of the incident to determine what happened.

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