The Sacramento Police Department has confirmed that a female officer shot while assisting on a domestic violence call has died. (June 20)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A Sacramento police officer who modified into once shot and severely wounded Wednesday evening by a rifleman who blasted away at officers searching out for to rescue her has died, police said.

Tara O’Sullivan, 26, died at UC Davis Medical Heart hours after a gunman opened fire on her, Deputy Chief Dave Peletta said at some level of a files convention early Thursday.

Quite so much of officers were on a domestic disturbance call, serving to a girl salvage her assets and leave a dwelling in the north Sacramento neighborhood, when the officer modified into once wounded, Sgt. Vance Chandler said. The opposite lady wasn’t effort and the connection between her and the gunman wasn’t all of a sudden known.

She lay in the backyard of a dwelling and officers couldn’t reach her for the rationale that gunman kept firing, Chandler said.

“Our officers maintained duvet in steady positions till we were in a area to get an armored automobile in the problem,” he said.

It took greater than Forty five minutes to get her to the sanatorium, he said.

Peletta said O’Sullivan modified into once partnered with a coaching officer when she modified into once shot salubrious earlier than 6 p.m. He did not offer from now on files.


A Sacramento police officer modified into once wounded Wednesday by a rifleman who furthermore fired at other officers. Police said the shooting scene remained lively and unhealthy on Wednesday evening. (June 20)

Per city files, O’Sullivan had been working for town since January 2018, The Sacramento Bee reported. She modified into once segment of the first-class of graduates of Sacramento Declare’s Regulations Enforcement Candidate Students program in 2017 and went on to the Sacramento Police Academy.

The rifleman kept shooting for no no longer as much as 2 hours and as of leisurely Wednesday evening, Chandler said negotiators hadn’t been in a area to contact him.

Closely-armored police from several agencies swarmed the residential neighborhood, the place a couple dozen marked and unmarked police vehicles had gathered.

Police warned residents by loudspeaker to preserve out of the problem advance the intersection of Redwood Avenue and Edgewater Road. Police were maintaining media and onlookers out of gape of the scene.


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