We begin this we begin this morning breaking news -- a sacramento police officer is dead, shot by a domestic violence suspect... and a tense eight hour police stand-off with that suspect ended -- just a short time ago.
Police say the suspect opened fire on 26 year old officer tara o'sullivan at 6:10 pm wednesday night this all happened as the rookie officer responded to help a woman gather her belongings during an ongoing domestic situation.
Officers had arrived on scene hours earlier - around noon.
Police say the stand-off finally came to an end at 2-am this morning.
The sacramento mayor spoke out at a 1 a-m press conference: "this is a horrible night for sacramento.to taras parents and family and to taras fellow officers..
I am so sorry police were able to transport officer o'sullivan to u-c davis medical center... she died from her wounds around midnight.
Action news now will continue to monitor this story - as we learn more on the incident and suspect, we will bring