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.