His condition also was not released. The building is used for juvenile court, but Blair says it is unknown whether the suspect is a juvenile or an adult.
Officials said the critically injured deputy is a woman but did not release her name.
The suspect was also shot during the confrontation in a gated area near the Wyandotte County Courthouse in Kansas City, Kansas. The wounded officer and the suspect were undergoing surgeries Friday afternoon.
He continued, saying, "Ruth and I will be praying for the victims and their families, as well as all our law enforcement officers and other first responders as we come together as a community to mourn this horrific tragedy".
Colón says he's "very confident it was a last-resort situation to ensure the safety of the public".
Kansas City, Kansas, police have taken over the investigation. Police spokesman Zac Blair said authorities will be reviewing surveillance video.
Veteran journalist shot dead in India-held Kashmir
In the past too, we have lost many journalists. "This highlights how much hard conditions journalists are working in Kashmir". Groups fighting for the independence of Kashmir or its merger with Pakistan have rejected the brief religious "ceasefire".
Two deputies were shot this morning as they were transferring inmates from the Wyandotte County Jail to a hearing in the court services building across the street, in the 800 block of North 7th Street. We are standing with you, ' the Johnson County Sheriff's Office tweeted.
One Kansas sheriff deputy is dead and another is in critical condition after a shooting near a courthouse in Kansas City, Kansas, on Friday.
KSHB-TV reports the two deputies were transporting prisoners around 11:30 a.m. when they were "overcome" and were shot.
The Kansas City, Kansas police department is heading the investigation.
The deputies were shot after a suspect overpowered at least one of them and perhaps took a weapon, said Major Kelli Bailiff of the Wyandotte Sheriff's Department said during a press conference.
'Our thoughts and prayers go out to our brothers and sisters in Wyandotte County.