Sacramento officer killed during police standoff

Published: Jun. 19, 2019 at 9:53 PM MDT
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A Sacramento police officer shot while responding to a report of shots fired has died and a suspect is now in custody.

The police department confirms that 26-year-old Officer Tara O'Sullivan was new to the force and was still with a training officer when she responded to a domestic violence call at a home on Wednesday.

KOVR-TV reports that O'Sullivan was shot while officers were removing belongings inside the home. At some point, shots were fired.

Our sister station reports other officers tried to reach her but the shooter was actively firing, creating a dangerous situation.

Police called in a SWAT team and surrounded the home, warning residents to stay away or keep indoors because of the active shooter.

The standoff ended early Thursday morning when a suspect surrendered. That person's name has not been released yet.


7:23 p.m.

Authorities say a Sacramento police officer has been shot in a possible ambush and a gunman continues to hold off those trying to reach her.

KTXL-TV says a lieutenant is reporting that the officer was responding to a report of shots fired in the North Sacramento neighborhood Wednesday evening when she was hit and is pinned down in the yard of a home.

The Sacramento Bee indicates the officer is in a backyard. There's no word on her condition.

Because of the gunman, police are warning residents to stay out of the area near the intersection of Redwood Avenue and Edgewater Road.

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