The inmate was also shot during the confrontation in a gated area near the Wyandotte County Courthouse and was taken to a hospital.
'Our hearts break for our brothers and sisters at Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office as well as for the loved ones of the deputies shot today, one of whom has died.
Sources tell KSN media partners Antoine Fielder allegedly shot and killed Wyandotte County Deputy Patrick Rohrer, 35, and Theresa King, 44, as he was being transferred from the Wyandotte County Courthouse.
The suspect was also shot and was being treated at the same hospital.
Police Chief Terry Zeigler said on Twitter that the department is working a major incident but provided no further details.
Earlier Friday Deputy Patrick Rohrer died shortly after the shooting at KU Med from his injuries, authorities said.
Two inmates were being transported from the Wyandotte County Correctional and Court Services Building on 7th Street. The deadly altercation took place about 11:30 a.m. when the two Wyandotte County sheriff's deputies in Kansas City pulled into the parking lot and were readying to transport inmates to court, said Kelli Bailiff of the sheriff's office.
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Authorities say the two deputies were transporting the inmate to a hearing in downtown Kansas City when the suspect somehow got ahold of a weapon.
Kelli Bailiff said at a news conference.
The death of Rohrer and King follows three other shootings of Wyandotte County law enforcement officers in the past three years, according to the Star.
Fielder was a free man until this February when he was charged with a different murder in Kansas City, Missouri from 2017.
The Olathe Police Department, Raymore Police Department in Missouri and the Jackson County Sheriff's Officer in Missouri tweeted similar heartfelt messages. "Praying for Wyandotte County!" the Kansas City Kansas Police department wrote on Facebook following King's passing.
Kansas City, Kansas has dealt with other officer shootings in the recent years.
"We seen an officer shot in the head carried off on a stretcher", Garcia said.