Shooting Near Kansas Courthouse Leaves One Officer Dead


Two Kansas deputies were shot by an inmate who managed to escape their custody as they transported him to back to jail from the courthouse. One of the officers was killed and the other is in critical condition. The suspect was also shot and is undergoing surgery. 

According to Fox4, the inmate was able to get a hold of one of the officers' weapons while he was at a transport bay awaiting a bus back to prison. It is unknown whether the suspect was hit by one of the deputies he shot or if another officer intervened. 

Sam Hartle, a producer for KSHB-TV, shared a photo of an officer embracing a woman near the scene of the shooting. 

Still working to learn more about what happened this morning in downtown KCK, but clearly an already emotional scene.



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