A suspect in relation to the death of a Sacramento police officer, 26 year-old Tara O’Sullivan, has been arrested early Thursday morning following a long standoff with law enforcement in which the suspect repeatedly fired his rifle for hours until police finally convinced him to surrender.
Sullivan was reporting to a domestic disturbance call at the 200 block of Redwood Avenue around 6 p.m. on Wednesday when she was fatally shot by the gunman.
Once wounded, O’Sullivan was stuck in the backyard of the Redwood Ave. home, unable to be reached by other officers from threat of the gunman. Eventually, law enforcement rescued O’Sullivan with an armored vehicle. It took more than 45 minutes to get her to the hospital, however, and she died as UC Davis Medical Center.
Deputy Chief Dave Peletta had this to say about O’Sullivan during a news conference early Thursday: “She gave her young life while protecting our community. We are devastated tonight. There are no words to convey the depth of sadness we feel or how heartbroken we are for the family of our young, brave officer.”
O’Suillivan is the first Sacramento officer killed in the line of duty in 20 years.
The Sacramento Police have announced the suspect on Twitter: “UPDATE- On Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 5:55 a.m., the Sacramento Police Department booked 45-year-old Adel Sambrano Ramos on charges relating to the murder of Sacramento Police Officer Taro O’Sullivan.”