SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A 26-year-old Sacramento police officer died only hours after responding with other officers to a domestic disturbance call.
On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at around 11:43 a.m. officers responded to the area of Redwood Avenue and Edgewater Road for a domestic disturbance call. Hours later, police responded to accompany the female victim as she collected some of her belongings at the home when the suspect opened fire. Officer Tara O’Sullivan was shot and the suspect kept shooting in her direction making it impossible for officers to get to her. Officer O’ Sullivan was not able to get to U.C. Davis Medical Center for treatment until nearly an hour later.
The gunman continued shooting for around two hours as negotiators attempted to encourage him to surrender. Officer O’Sullivan died at the hospital as a result of her injuries.
“We are devastated tonight,” said the Sacramento Police officials in a written statement, “ There are no words to convey the depth of the sadness we feel, or how heartbroken we are for the family of our young, brave officer. The men and women of our police department will continue to do our jobs to protect our community, and we will draw strength from the courage of Tara.
Our hearts are with Tara’s family, whose pain can hardly be imagined. Please hold her family in your thoughts and prayers. “
The suspect, identified as 45-year-old Adel Ramos, surrendered to police just before 2:00 a.m.
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