SACRAMENTO, Calif — The man who allegedly shot and killed Sacramento Police Officer Tara O'Sullivan Wednesday is a 45-year-old Sacramento man with a record lengthy record dating back to 1995, county jail and court records show.
The alleged shooter, Adel Sambrano Ramos, was booked into the Sacramento County Jail on Thursday at 5:55 a.m. on charges relating to the murder of Sacramento Police Officer Tara O’Sullivan. On Wednesday night, Ramos allegedly shot and killed O'Sullivan as she was helping a woman following a domestic disturbance call.
Ramos, who has a history of domestic violence, got into an hours-long standoff with Sacramento police officers and Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputies. According to police, Ramos surrendered just before 2 a.m.
Ramos' younger brother, Orlando Ramos, told The Associated Press that Ramos is estranged from their family and has a long record that includes convictions for driving under the influence, drug use and domestic violence.
"If he goes to prison for the rest of his life, I could care less," Orlando Ramos said. "I'm a lot more heartbroken for seeing the pain in my mother and for the police officer and her family than I am for him going to prison."
Orlando Ramos said the woman officers were helping at the time of the shooting was his brother's girlfriend.
According to Sacramento County court records, Ramos was arrested for driving under the influence in 1995. Records show Ramos had a .16 blood alcohol level — double the legal limit. He spent 60 days in custody and was sentenced to three years probation.
Three years later, Ramos was arrested again, this time for domestic violence and assault and battery. He was sentenced again to three years probation.
In 2001, he was arrested for misdemeanor theft and sentenced again for probation. Records show that sentence was dismissed the following year.
Family court records show Ramos was accused in 2003 of domestic violence against his then-wife. The two divorced shortly after. Ramos was again taken to family court in 2007 and accused of domestic violence against a woman, but the case was dismissed.
Ramos' most recent arrest was in November 2018 for assault and battery. Records show he skipped a court appearance in February, extending the court process. He has yet to be sentenced in that case and was issued a bench warrant on Monday, June 10, 2019.
Ramos is scheduled to appear in court for allegedly killing Officer O'Sullivan on at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 24.