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Suspect in WyCo deputies shooting has lengthy criminal history

Posted at 10:05 PM, Jun 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-15 23:27:35-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The man suspected of shooting two Wyandotte County deputies Friday morning has a lengthy history with the law. 

Sources tell 41 Action News Antoine Fielder allegedly shot and killed Wyandotte County Deputy Patrick Rohrer, 35 and injured another as he was being transferred from the Wyandotte County Courthouse.

Fielder was shot during the incident and underwent surgery but his condition has not been released. 

Fielder is already facing charges of aggravated assault, robbery, battery and murder. On Friday, he was at the Wyandotte County Courthouse for a hearing on the robbery charge.

He also remains a suspect in Kelsey Ewonus's 2015 murder. He already went on trial twice for her murder but both ended in hung juries. Prosecutors blame the mistrials on witness tampering and claim he intimidated people he planned to testify in the case.

Meanwhile, Ewonus's parents still wait for justice.

"Really I am just filled with grief. It's sort of our own loss, that I hurt for the families of these other two individuals that were shot because I know how they were feeling," said Ginger Ewonus, Kelsey's mother.

Fielder was a free man until this February when he was charged with a different murder in Kansas City, Missouri from 2017.

"Had the juries done their job, the woman in December would still be alive and these two deputies today would not have been shot," said Ginger Ewonus.