Reports suggest a California man accused of killing a young police officer this week during an hours-long standoff at his residence was watching the incident play out via surveillance cameras installed across the property.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, 26-year-old Tara O’Sullivan was still in training with the Sacramento Police Department when she was fatally shot in the front yard of a home while responding to a domestic disturbance report.
She was reportedly shot after arriving at the North Sacramento home in response to a call late that morning. Just six months after graduating from the police academy, police allege that Adel Sambrano Ramos, 45, fired his rifle and took her life as a violent standoff began shortly after 6 p.m.
Because of continued gunfire, police say it took longer to reach O’Sullivan, who was later pronounced dead at an area hospital. Ramos allegedly fired at an armored vehicle at the scene, rendering it unable to retrieve and transport her.
Early reports indicate the gunman fired dozens of times and attempted to target individual officers, according to the Sacramento Bee. After hours of attempted negotiation and the deployment of resources including a helicopter and unmanned drones, police say Ramos surrendered just before 2 a.m. on Thursday.
Subsequent updates provide some insight into how the gunman might have perpetrated the deadly ambush. As NBC News reports, the home was reportedly equipped with multiple cameras and Ramos was allegedly armed with a handgun, a shotgun and two rifles stashed throughout the home.
At a funeral service on Friday, police led the procession. Ramos was booked into Sacarmento County Jail, where he remained behind bars without bail as of the latest updates available. He is expected to appear in court on Monday.
Court records show he has a lengthy rap sheet including charges related to domestic threats, most recently the September battery allegation that ultimately led to the standoff on Wednesday evening.
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