SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office has released the criminal complaint against 45-year-old Adel Sambrano Ramos, the man accused of killing Sacramento Police Department Officer Tara O’Sullivan on Wednesday night.

The complaint details three charges: the murder of Officer O’Sullivan, Ramos’ attempted murder of another officer, Daniel Chipp, and that Ramos was in possession of illegal firearms, specifically, an AR-15 assault-rifle built on an unfinished 80%

Twenty-six-year-old Officer Tara O’Sullivan was shot and killed in the line of duty while helping a woman remove her belongings from inside a home on Redwood Avenue, near El Camino Avenue.

receiver and a non-fixed magazine with a pistol grip that “protrudes conspicuously below the action of the weapon”. It is believed that this weapon was used to kill O’Sullivan.

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Adel Sambrano Ramos’ booking photo. (Credit: Sacramento Police Department)

It also details two special circumstances in connection to O’Sullivan’s shooting: that her killing was premeditated and that she was on duty when she was killed.

O’Sullivan was responding to a domestic violence incident and was helping a woman retrieve her belongings from a home when she was allegedly shot by Ramos with an illegal .223 assault-style rifle. She was unable to receive medical treatment for 45 minutes and later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Ramos finally surrendered after an hours-long standoff. He is due in court on June 24 at 1:30 p.m.

  1. Paul Korte says:

    Unbelievable!! Over 100 officers stood around and did nothing to rescue officer Sullivan.
    A barrage of bullets aimed even in the direction of Ramos would have kept him cowering while pulling Sullivan to safety. I can’t believe these cowards just sat around.

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