Sheriff's Deputy Patrick Rohrer, 35, killed during prisoner transfer at WYCO Courthouse

June 15, 2018 - 11:57 am

Kansas City, KS - Wyandotte County has named Patrick Rohrer, 35, as the deputy who was shot and killed during a prisoner transfer at the county courthouse.

A female deputy remains in a critical condition after being shot as well during the prisoner transfer.

"When they pulled into the parking lot, and readied to transport these inmates, they were overcome. It is very possible that with their own firearms, they were both shot," said Maj. Kelli Baliff during a news conference at the University of Kansas Health System.

The prisoner was also shot in the altercation and was taken to a hospital.

The Kansas City, Kansas police department is handling the investigation and is reviewing surveillance video.

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer released a statement following the shooting:

#ThinBlueLine #WeStandWithWyCo

— Governor Jeff Colyer (@GovJeffColyer) June 15, 2018

Earlier story:

A huge police presence outside the courthouse near 7th and Ann, where KMBZ has confirmed that two deputies have been shot.  

KCK Police Chief Terry Ziegler tweeting out that they're working a major incident in the 800 block of N. 7th Street.

Working major incident in the 800 block of North 7th, details unclear at this time.

— Terry Zeigler (@KCKPDChief) June 15, 2018

KCK Police and Wyandotte County deputies have suffered several shootings in recent years.

In March 2015, Deputy Scott Wood was shot while trying to stop a robbery at a gas station in KCK. In May 2016, Officer Brad Lancaster was shot and killed near the Kansas Speedway.  In July 2016, Capt. Dave Melton was gunned down while investigating a report of shots fired.  

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