SACRAMENTO, California (AP) A Sacramento police officer killed in a domestic violence call was attacked by an armed man and had no chance of survival after being shot.
The revelation came late in Friday under criticism that the police needed 45 minutes to reach the 26-year-old rookie officer Tara O & Sullivan during the armed conflict.
O & Sullivan was later declared dead in a hospital.
O & Sullivan had been hit several times and one of the wounds was "not survivable," Sgt. Vance Chandler said at a press conference that the department released a video with a police camera about the attack Wednesday evening.
Police chief Daniel Hahn said the shooter stowed two assault rifles, a shotgun and a handgun in various rooms and opened the fire as the officers knocked on the door.
"The officers were basically invaded," Hahn said.
He said patrol doors and protective vests could not stop the high-performance gun cartridges, and if officers had tried to rescue their fallen colleague before an armored vehicle arrived, "we would have additional officers murdered."
"In the most dangerous and difficult circumstances, our officers have performed admirably," said the boss.
Earlier in the day, Adel Sambrano Ramos, 45, was accused of murder, attempted murder and possession of two illegal assault rifles.
O & Sullivan stood behind her Education Officer Daniel Chip when she was beaten, police said.
Footage from Chip A camera showed him how he approached a freestanding garage with his weapon drawn, knocked and shouted, "Hey, nobility, police … you're not under arrest, you're not in trouble. "
The officer opens a screen door and begins to enter the open door. He asks Adel if he's inside and repeats, "You have no problems, dude."
There are more than 20 quick shots at this moment. The officer runs for cover and states that a high-powered rifle is fired.
"Officer down! Officer down!" he says.
The police said that the gunman opened the fire from a house behind the officers and barricaded the front door, which would allow the authorities to apply for the death penalty. However, this decision is still months away, and Governor Gavin Newsom has imposed a moratorium on executions.
Ramos is expected to appear in court on Monday for his first appearance. Defender Norm Dawson said he could not comment until he learned more about the case.
The police said the gunman spent hours strategically firing on officers using all the weapons stored in different rooms. He surrendered after an eight-hour stalemate.
Nine days before the murder of the officer, a judge issued an arrest warrant for Ramos for not being charged with raiding a young woman.
The police said the gunman had opened fire when O & # 39; sullivan and other policemen from an unknown woman helped clear their belongings out of the garage of a North Sacramento home.
The police had previously found two firearms in a neighbor's house next to Ramos and learned about the arrest warrant in the battery box. Five police officers went to find him before the ambush happened, police said.
Authorities said lower arrest warrants, such as the one Ramos faced, rarely cause police to actively seek arrest.
Ramos has had domestic violence in the past but was last indicted in November for simple allegations against a minor woman in September.
The defender and former prosecutor William Portanova, who is not associated with the case, said the simple battery "means a hit or a bump or bump, but there are no bruises or stings or bleeding and nothing is broken. "
Ramos did not show up in February, and a bank order was issued and withdrawn when he reappeared, another was issued on June 10 and was Active when O & Sullivan was shot.
The spokeswoman for the Sheriff Department of Sacramen to County, Sgt. Tess Deterding said many times MEPs would not arrest subordinate refugees even if they discover a pending arrest warrant because the offender would simply be released if he appeared in court.
Is this a person who has to go to jail now? Is this a solution to the problem I have?
Portanova said it is a reality for under-covert police authorities that so many arrest warrants are still pending.
"Citizens pay the price," he said.