Two Sheriff's Deputies Shot in Major U.S. City, Please Pray for Their Safety

June 15, 2018Jun 15, 2018

According to FOX4, two Wyandotte County, Kansas, sheriff’s deputies were shot near a courthouse in downtown Kansas City, Kansas. The incident happened late Friday morning.

The shooting occurred not far from the sheriff's office. The condition of the deputies is not yet known. However, sources say at least one has critical injuries.

Kansas City Police Chief Terry Zeigler tweeted that officers were "working on major incident in the 800 block of North 7th, details unclear at this time."

According to reports, the shooting happened during a transport. The suspect was also shot and all three involved were taken to hospitals.

"Still working to learn more about what happened this morning in downtown KCK, but clearly an already emotional scene," wrote a local news producer.

"Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan. are unfortunately all too familiar with officer-involved shootings. This KHP car was already at the courthouse when we arrived."

This is not the first shooting in recent years for law enforcement officers in Kansas City, Kansas. This is the fourth shooting.

According to FOX4, Captain Dave Melton was murdered on the streets of KCK while searching for armed suspects in July, 2016. Two months earlier, in May 2016, Officer Brad Lancaster was shot and killed near the Hollywood Casino.

2015 was also a hard year for police in the Midwest city, but the story had a happier ending. In March 2015, Deputy Scott Wood was shot seven times—including once in the head— while trying to stop a robbery at a Kansas City, Kansas, 7-Eleven gas station. He is now back working as a deputy.