SACRAMENTO—A Sacramento police officer was shot and killed Wednesday, June 19, after responding to a domestic abuse call.
Tara O’Sullivan, 26, died at the UC Davis Medical Center after being rushed to the hospital following an hours-long shootout.
The Sacramento Police Department received a call regarding a domestic dispute between a man and a woman at approximately 11:43 a.m. Two officers, one of them O’Sullivan, met with the woman at a separate location on the 3700 block of Esperanza Drive, before following her to a house in the 200 block of Redwood Avenue to gather her belongings.
The suspect, identified as Adel Sambrano Ramos, 45, began firing a rifle shortly after the officer’s arrival and O’Sullivan was wounded while helping the woman with her belongings in the backyard.
Officers took cover until around 6:54 p.m. when an armored vehicle arrived for backup. O’Sullivan was taken to the hospital at around 7 p.m. Ramos eventually came out of the house after negotiating with police for hours at around 2 a.m. on Thursday, June 20 and was taken into custody.
“We are heartbroken for the loss of Tara O’Sullivan, an officer who served our community and the Sacramento Police Department with honor, integrity and commitment. Our hearts and thoughts are with her family, friends and colleagues during this tragic time, and we at the City of Sacramento share in their immense grief,” said Sacramento City Manager, Howard Chan in a press release.