Officer Tara O'Sullivan's Killer Injures Himself In Jail

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said that 45-year-old Adel Sambrano Ramos tried to hurt himself in his cell.

Sacramento, CA – The man who allegedly fatally shot Sacramento Police Officer Tara O’Sullivan and then engaged officers in a gun battle for four more hours tried to hurt himself in his jail cell on Sunday.

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Sergeant Tess Deterding said that 45-year-old Adel Sambrano Ramos slammed his head on a bed frame on Sunday morning while under 24-hour observation, KXTV reported.

Ramos was transported to the hospital for treatment.

He was returned to the jail on Sunday evening and placed on the psychiatric floor, according to KXTV.

Ramos was due to appear in court for the first time on Monday afternoon to face charges of murder, attempted murder, and possessing two illegal rifles.

The incident that led his arrest began when 26-year-old Officer O’Sullivan and her field training officer (FTO) responded to the 200-block of Redwood Avenue after meeting up with a woman who was involved in the domestic violence incident with Ramos earlier in the day, according to The Sacramento Bee.

The initial disturbance had already been reported to police, and Officer O’Sullivan and her FTO took the woman to the home to help her gather up her belongings and to potentially mediate the situation between her and the man at that location, KOVR reported.

At approximately 6:10 p.m., a gunman opened fire with a rifle, Sacramento Police Department Deputy Chief Dave Peletta said during a press conference early Thursday morning.

Officer O’Sullivan was hit by one of the rounds, and collapsed in a yard.

Her fellow officers tried to reach her, but the gunman continued to fire to keep them away, KOVR reported.

An armored vehicle arrived at the scene at approximately 6:54 p.m., and the officers inside retrieved Officer O’Sullivan and rushed the wounded officer to University of California - Davis Medical Center just five minutes later.

The woman the officers were assisting was not injured during the attack, and was immediately moved to safety.

The gunman continued firing from his barricaded position and ultimately surrendered after a nearly eight-hour standoff, FOX News reported.

Police released bodycam video of the terrifying moment that Ramos opened fire on the officers.

“As you just had a glimpse into what the officers faced on that day through the video clip, a couple things are clear,” Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn said during the press conference after the incident. “The officers were essentially ambushed by the suspect, and the result was him murdering one of our community’s police officers.”

“Throughout much of this incident… he continued to fire at officers for over four hours,” the chief explained. “He typically shot at officers every time he observed any sort of movement. He fired at the armored cars and officers multiple times.”

Investigators later discovered that Ramos had multiple weapons stashed in several locations around the property.

“It is clear by the suspect’s action that he was intent on murdering additional officers, and was taking action to do just that,” Chief Hahn said.

An armored vehicle arrived at the scene at approximately 6:54 p.m., and the officers inside retrieved Officer O’Sullivan and rushed her to University of California - Davis Medical Center just five minutes later.

The woman the officers were assisting was not injured during the attack, and was immediately moved to safety.

Ramos continued firing from his barricaded position inside the home, and ultimately surrendered after nearly eight hours, FOX News reported.

Officer O’Sullivan succumbed to her gunshot wounds late Wednesday night after she underwent surgery, according to The Sacramento Bee.

Sacramento County Superior Court records showed Ramos had a criminal history that dated back to 1995 when he was arrested for driving with a blood alcohol level of twice the legal limit, KXTV reported.

He was later arrested for theft, domestic violence, and assault and battery.

When Ramos shot Officer O’Sullivan, he was wanted on a bench warrant for failure to appear in court for the arrest on assault and battery, KXTV reported.

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Fuzzycat
Fuzzycat

I'm sure there are a lot of us who would be happy to "injure" him, he doesn't have to do it himself.

Do-The-Job-Right
Do-The-Job-Right

We know the jailers did it for revenge.

johnnycab23513
johnnycab23513

And he was stopped why???

beyondpissedoff
beyondpissedoff

It would be a darn shame if he were to injure himself again and again......

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Wonder if they are trying to get rid of him so that he doesn't mention the Fourth Amendment violations that went on. A lot of LEOs get positively livid when that issue is raised in connection with this case. Potentially a Matthew David Stewart situation.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

The job of the police is not to punish.

JBo
JBo

"...Ramos slammed his head on a bed frame..."

Practice makes perfect...try harder.

JohnP
JohnP

Immigration status?

Backtheblueline916
Backtheblueline916

4th amendment violations? You're crazy. Why were they there in the first place? It's not like they went there just for the hell of it.

"The incident that led his arrest began when 26-year-old Officer O’Sullivan and her field training officer (FTO) responded to the 200-block of Redwood Avenue after meeting up with a woman who was involved in the domestic violence incident with Ramos earlier in the day. "

It's like the sixth paragraph down.... Did you not read ANY publication of what happened?

walkintall
walkintall

It's a shame that a couple of trolls get so much play on this site. A shame.

sherlock H
sherlock H

Mr. Burgers, this hatred killing has nothing to do with the 4th amendment. It pertains to Search and Seizure. The officers were there to protect the woman while getting her belonging from her house. Nothing to do with the 4th. When a person does not know what they are talking about, they should not speak. You sir would not have the brains nor fortitude to do what LEO's do. Officer O'Sullivan's death is a great loss to the PD and community.

billmc972
billmc972

Yea- what about her right to live Moron.

mike2trillion
mike2trillion

First Condolences to the family.

I watched and listened to the video. Come at me weapons drawn and ready to shoot. I'm sorry but your actions speak louder than your words. The cops were in the wrong, the guy in the right.

The guy was only protecting himself and his property from hostiles (guns drawn ( menacing), violation of his 4th Amendment right (being as if two people are at a house and one will not let the police search without a warrant, they arrest s/he. the second person lets them search after the no search person is in the car, there is case rulings on this happening. Thus I think that she could not have given police the ok to enter the property as he was the resident at home) ) Thus no warrant or legal right to be there, and an advancing group of hostiles at that.

When you listen the cops says "you're not in trouble" Going in saying one thing but having a weapon out and ready. No, a lie.those cops were ready and pumped to kill. Why do I say this? NO IMMEDIATE DANGER AT THE TIME THEY ENTERED, only after the breaking and entering were shots fired. This guy is alive because he was prepared. The officer is dead because of bad decisions and as far as I can see, breaking the law.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

You can't ambush somebody who is actively looking for you in the place that you live.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

If he was wanted on a bench warrant, then why were they telling him he wasn't in any trouble? If he committed domestic violence that morning (I don't think he did), then why were they telling him that he was not under arrest? If they had a bench warrant for his arrest, why are they now saying that they were only there to mediate? How would they know that his house was barricaded unless they had tried to force entry into the house?

Sacramento PD's story doesn't make sense.

Rayb
Rayb

This guy should have been taken off the streets years ago!

61mouse
61mouse

Feeding right into his insanity plea

TomC
TomC

What violations might that be ?

We9erfam
We9erfam

Let the POS HURT HIMSELF

rds40
rds40

Try harder.

Saints
Saints

Not good news.. he should have killed, him self, POS!!!

Janken
Janken

To bad he doesnt kill himself. Nothing but a loser

lwils
lwils

Everyone needs to quit responding and arguing with burgers allday. That's exactly what he/she wants. Just completely ignore him eventually be will find som e place else to harass people.

Jeff1245
Jeff1245

Will someone please send this POS a cake with a rope in it?

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Don't forget: there is not just one, but TWO processions for Officer O'Sullivn today -- a big one and a small one. Stay safe out there and watch out for civilian drivers!

vcanejr33
vcanejr33

This guy who injured himself, he should have been left in cell to bleed out....and if that does not work give him some rope so he can hang himself....

vcanejr33
vcanejr33

Scum are in jail because they broke the law....