UPDATE 6:50 A.M. PST: Sacramento police say a man suspected of fatally shooting a police officer who was on a domestic violence call has surrendered to authorities and is in police custody.
SACRAMENTO (KTLA) -- Sacramento police on Thursday were trying to negotiate the surrender of a gunman suspected of killing a police officer during a domestic dispute.
Tara O’Sullivan, 26, died at UC Davis Medical Center hours after the gunman opened fire on her Wednesday, Deputy Chief Dave Peletta said during a news conference.
Several officers were on a domestic disturbance call, helping a woman collect her belongings and leave a home in the north Sacramento neighborhood, when the officer was wounded, Sgt. Vance Chandler said. The other woman wasn’t hurt, and the relationship between her and the gunman wasn’t immediately known.
Peletta said O’Sullivan was partnered with a training officer when she was shot just before 6 p.m.
O’Sullivan was in a backyard and officers couldn’t reach her because the gunman kept firing, Chandler said.
“Our officers maintained cover in safe positions until we were able to get an armored vehicle in the area,” he said.