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Ex-Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent arrested after allegedly resisting police outside Wendy’s

Former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent was arrested in suburban Dallas Sunday and accused of public intoxication and resisting arrest in a Wendy’s parking lot, police said.

Coppell police were called to the Wendy’s to perform a welfare check on Brent, 31, after he was seen sitting in the grass outside the restaurant talking to himself, WFAA reported. Officers arrived and arrested Brent on a charge of public intoxication. However, police said Brent “became uncooperative with the officers by resisting the officer’s attempt to be handcuffed.”

Video purportedly shot from inside the Wendy’s appeared to show a shirtless, shoeless Brent trying to run from officers before two of them subdued him and a third shot him with a stun gun.

WFAA reported that medics checked out Brent before he was taken to the jail in nearby Carrollton.

Brent was selected by the Cowboys in the 7th round of the NFL’s supplemental draft in 2010 after he missed his senior season at Illinois due to academic ineligibility. He made the roster out of training camp and played in all 16 games for Dallas that season.

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In 2012, Brent started in five games for the Cowboys, but his season and NFL career were derailed by tragedy. On Dec. 8, 2012, Brent was driving home from partying with some teammates at a nightclub when he lost control of his Mercedes, triggering a fiery crash that killed his college and pro teammate Josh Brown. Officers who arrived on scene said Brent was seen trying to pull Brown’s body from the wreckage.

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Josh Brent was arrested Sunday. (Coppell Police Department)

Police said Brent’s blood-alcohol level was tested shortly after the crash at 0.18 percent, more than twice the legal limit for drivers in Texas, and prosecutors argued that the burly, 320-pound defensive tackle had as many as 17 drinks that night.

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Brent was convicted of intoxication manslaughter in Brown’s death and sentenced to 180 days in jail and 10 years probation. He was placed on the team’s reserve/suspended list for the entire 2013 season and played in just three games in 2014 before he announced his retirement.

In September 2015, Brent accepted a role in the Cowboys’ scouting department. The team had no immediate comment on the matter.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Florida driver seen dragging deputy over 100 yards on interstate on-ramp is charged

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A Florida driver has been charged with attempted murder of a law enforcement officer and aggravated assault after police video showed him dragging a Seminole County deputy over 100 yards on an interstate on-ramp.

Deputy Aaron Blais conducted a traffic stop on Rocky Rudolph Jr., 38, because he was driving in a vehicle with illegally tinted windows, Sheriff Dennis Lemma told reporters at a news conference Saturday.

The officer said he smelled marijuana on the suspect, whom police identified as a convicted felon, but when prompted, Rudolph told Blais he did not have a card for medical marijuana. Rudolph refused to turn off his engine when Blais asked him to do so and while the officer was still speaking to him, Rudolph took off in the black Escalade, dragging the officer about 20 feet.

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When the car came to a stop, Blais pulled out his gun, pointing it into the vehicle and radioing for backup but Rudolph grabbed Blaise and drove another 100 yards toward I-4.

“Deputy Blais falls off the car, rolls into the median and is witnessed by eyewitnesses all around,” Lemma said.

At some point during the incident, Blais shot Rudolph in the leg. It was unclear how many shots were fired in all, but The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will investigate further, Sheriff’s Office spokesman Bob Kealing said.

Rudolph ultimately ran off, throwing a gun into the bushes, according to eyewitnesses, and was pursued by law enforcement including the sheriff’s office SWAT team for almost 8 hours before he was caught inside another vehicle.

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Lemma said he was “absolutely convinced that Rudolph was reaching for his gun” during the incident, and that body camera and dashboard footage would “clearly show that.”

“This was a very dangerous situation,” Lemma said. “Our deputy could have been killed.” Doctors later released the officer from the hospital.

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Protesters at San Francisco Pride parade block street in show against Google, corporate sponsorship, police

Protesters clashed with police Sunday at the 49th annual San Francisco Pride parade and at least 12 demonstrators sat down in the street with arms linked, blocking the route to protest the involvement of police and corporations including Google.

A list of demands circulating on Twitter demanded “no corporations in Pride,” a nod to Google’s sponsorship of the parade, which some employees of the company had opposed in a petition weeks before the event.

Critics have pointed out examples of hate speech toward LGBTQ people circulating on YouTube and other Google platforms.

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In a letter appealing to the Pride parade’s board of directors last Wednesday, a group of 140 Google employees asked that the parade revoke Google’s sponsorship of the event but the board declined to do so. Disgruntled employees opted to organize a protest even after Google told its employees that doing so would violate the company’s communications policy and code of conduct to protest the company while representing the brand at the parade.

The list of demands also included stipulations against law enforcement, calling for “no police within the Pride Parade and no police presence at any Pride celebration, march or demonstration. The system of policing upholds white supremacy, hetero-patriarchy, gender binaries, and capitalist rule.”

The San Francisco Police Department did take part in the parade which attracted an estimated 1 million people, dedicating cruisers and vehicles decorated with rainbow-colored flags and lettering, and posting photos on Twitter with the caption “#SFPD is rolling with #Pride2019! #SafetyWithRespect”

Still, groups of protestors, using rainbow-colored tubing to link arms with one another and block the streets, chanted “Stonewall was a riot” in reference to the 1969 clash between police and members of the LGBTQ community at a bar in New York City, which triggered the beginning of the modern-day LGBTQ movement, marking its 50th anniversary this year.

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Marchers carrying signs with LGBTQ figures of history in New York City on Sunday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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The movement lasted for about an hour before the streets were cleared again. The SFPD said in a statement that two people were arrested during the parade after “protestors broke down barricades and threw water bottles at officers.”

Pride events took place across the country Sunday. In New York City, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that would bar people who attack or kill a gay person in the state from arguing they panicked over their victim’s sexuality.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Good Samaritans, ex-rugby player praised for helping Texas police officer take down suspect

A police officer in Texas got a suspected criminal off the streets last week thanks to a group of good Samaritans, including one who put an end to a foot chase by literally tackling the man.

The Lewisville Police Department said on Facebook the incident happened on June 22 as Officer Jeff Carey spotted a man rummaging through a vehicle that turned out to be stolen. As Carey got out of his vehicle to approach the man, he started running and got away.

About two hours later, police said Carey spotted the suspect outside a restaurant and jumped out of his vehicle to take after him on foot.

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The foot chase was spotted by Michael Barrera, who’d just returned to the restaurant after having breakfast with family when his sister forgot something there. The former rugby player told FOX4 the opportunity to help out just presented itself to him.

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Michael Barrera and his uncle George Barrera (right) pose with officers also both helped end a foot pursuit earlier this month. (Lewisville Police Department)

“I played a lot of rugby in my days, you know, I’m a little older now, I still got little wheels,” Barrera told FOX4. “It’s like a rugby ball, go after it. You know, the game ain’t over ‘til it’s over.”

Carey said as he was chasing the suspect, he spotted a “blur” on his left side, which turned out to be Barrera tackling the suspect.

“As soon as I put the handcuffs on the suspect, my mind goes straight to my vehicle,” Carey said.

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Michael Barrera, a former rugby player, helped tackle a suspect during a foot pursuit on June 22. (Lewisville Police Department)

As Barrera went after the suspect, his uncle George stood guard over the empty the police cruiser.

“I wouldn’t want nobody to steal something out of my vehicle if I leave the door open, you know, so that was my instinct to stay behind,” he told FOX4.

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A third man, who was not named, also assisted in helping police catch the suspect.

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A third, unidentified man also helped police. (Lewisville Police Department)

Authorities said thanks to the help of the three men, they were able to recover a stolen vehicle and arrest the suspect, who was charged with two counts of evading arrest.

“We believe in community policing and these three men exemplify how working together can help keep our community safe,” the department said. “Thank you for being our other Brothers in Blue and our Green Guardian.”

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Barrera told FOX4 that stepping in to help was the least they could do.

“Once they get in that vehicle and start their day, they got our back,” he said. “Lending a hand to any officer is a blessing.”

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Broward sheriff fires two more deputies for ‘neglect of duty’ in Parkland shooting response

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Two more Broward County Sheriff’s deputies were fired for “neglect of duty” in their response to last year’s massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Sheriff Gregory Tony announced Wednesday.

Deputies Edward Eason and Josh Stambaugh were terminated following an internal affairs investigation into seven officers who responded to the Feb. 14, 2018 shooting in Parkland. Two other officers, Deputy Scot Peterson and Sgt. Brian Miller were fired earlier this month. Accusations against three other deputies involved in the internal affairs probe were “non-sustained” and they will return to duty, Tony said.

“This was neglect of duty, and it was one of the most severe consequences as we lost 17 people,” Tony said of the fired officers.

Stambaugh failed to run toward gunshots on multiple occasions to stop the shooter, according to the report. “Stambaugh appeared to take cover over assisting deputies entering a possible hot zone,” it said based on videos from his body camera. At one point, Stambaugh told an officer from the Coral Springs Police Department nearing MSD’s building 12 — where the shots were being fired — to “watch yourself” as he remained behind cover.

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In Eason’s case, the report reveals he provided inconsistent and conflicting statements to investigators. It also shows that instead of responding to the gunshots at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, he went to nearby Westglades Middle to lock it down. Eason, however, “never transmitted his actions,” and took 19 minutes to check the doors of the middle school to see if it was locked down.

Eason was also faulted for not writing an official report after receiving a tip in February 2016 that the shooting suspect, Nikolas Cruz, was making threats on social media to shoot up a school. Tips to the FBI about Cruz also were not followed up, a separate investigation has found.

Peterson, the school’s resource officer the day of the shooting, has been arrested and charged with eleven criminal counts child neglect, culpable negligence and perjury

A full 124-page internal affairs report released later Wednesday, first obtained by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, detailed the case against the fired officers.

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The report alleged the officers being investigated neglected their duty by failing to, “take timely action on the occasion of a crime when gunshots were heard in Building 12 or attempt to locate and confront the active shooter or determine the source of the gunshots.”

Scott Israel, the sheriff at the time, was removed from office by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for similar reasons. He is appealing that decision before the state Senate.

Cruz, 20, faces the death penalty if convicted in the shootings. His lawyers have said he will plead guilty in return for a life prison sentence but prosecutors have rejected that offer.

Fox News’ Tyler Olson and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Illinois police officer shot, killed while responding to battery and disturbance call

A police officer in Illinois was shot and killed while responding to a call for help in a rural community on Tuesday, according to officials.

Illinois State Police said in a news release that 39-year-old Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputy Troy Chisum had responded to a battery and disturbance call around 2 p.m. in Avon, located about 45 miles west of Peoria.

While responding to the scene, officials said that “multiple shots were fired,” and Chisum was shot and killed.

“On behalf of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, I would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Chisum,” Fulton County Sheriff Jeff Standard said in a statement. “Deputy Chisum dedicated his life to the service of his community. His legacy and sacrifice will forever be remembered.”

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Chisum was a four and a half year veteran of the sheriff’s office and was also a paramedic with the Fulton County EMA. He was also a member of the West Central Special Response Team, and the ILEAS WMD/SRT Team, Region 6, according to state police.

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Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputy Troy Chisum was shot and killed while responding to a battery and disturbance call in Avon, Illinois on Tuesday. (WHOI via NNS)

The suspected shooter had barricaded themselves at a home in in the rural community, and drew the response of multiple police departments to assist with the “ongoing situation.”

State police said the suspect remained barricaded as of Tuesday night. The agency did not release additional information as of Wednesday morning.

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The shooting drew a massive response of law enforcement, including officers from the U.S. Marshals in addition to drone and helicopter presence, WEEK-TV reported

A large procession of law enforcement traveled from Avon to OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Ill. on Tuesday night as Chisum’s body was transported after the shooting.

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The Illinois officer is the fourth member of law enforcement shot and killed in the line of duty in the past week, and the 23rd cop killed in the line of duty this year.

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Video footage of Jussie Smollett with rope around his neck released by Chicago Police

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Chicago police released hundreds of files and nearly 70 hours of video footage on Monday from the investigation into Jussie Smollett‘s claim back in January that he was attacked by two men — a claim that police later characterized as a hoax.

In one of the videos, police body-cam footage showed Smollett — with his face blurred — wearing a white rope that he told detectives his attackers looped around his neck. When one of the officers asked Smollett if he wanted to take the rope off of his neck, the 37-year-old actor did while stating: “Yeah. I do. I just wanted you all to see it.”

“There’s bleach on me, they poured bleach on me,” Smollett added.

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Investigators went on to tell him that they were recording the visit, to which he said: “I don’t want to be filmed.” The officers then turned off their body cams.

Many files contained surveillance-camera footage that police collected as they launched what they initially called a hate-crime investigation. They also included footage from what appeared to be the route police said the two brothers who participated in the alleged staged January attack took to and from the scene.

The release marked the latest chapter in a story that began with Smollett’s allegations that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack. He eventually was arrested on charges that he lied to police, but prosecutors later dismissed the charges.

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Last Friday, a judge decided to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the decision by Cook County prosecutors to dismiss all charges against Smollett, in a ruling that left open the possibility that the actor could be charged again. Cook County Judge Michael Toomin suggested that the county’s state’s attorney, Kim Foxx, mishandled the Smollett case by appointing a top aide to oversee it after she recused herself.

Foxx took issue with the ruling and explained that she “followed the advice of counsel and my then Chief Ethics Officer” to recuse herself.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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North Carolina man charged with murdering Missouri officer shot while responding to call: police

A 26-year-old man from North Carolina has been charged with murder for shooting and killing a Missouri officer who was responding to a call in North St. Louis County on Sunday, police said Monday.

Bonette Kymbrelle Meeks, 26, has also been charged with armed criminal action, unlawful possession of a firearm and resisting arrest.

Officer Michael Langsdorf, who had been with the North County Police Cooperative for three months, was responding to a bad check report at a food market on Sunday when Meeks shot and killed him, police said.

Police added that Meeks was trying to cash the bad check.

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North County Police Cooperative Major Ron Martin, who introduced himself as a friend of Langsdorf’s while holding back tears, told reporters on Monday he has known the officer for 20 years.

“Mr. Meeks was successful in executing a cop yesterday and a good one,” Martin said.

The North County Police Cooperative’s chief, John Buchanan, told reporters that Langsdorf responded to Clay Wellston Food Market Restaurant, about a 15-minute drive from St. Louis, around 4:30 pm on Sunday and about five minutes later, a call came in for “one of our officers down.” Langsdorf, 40, was pronounced dead at a St. Louis hospital about 40 minutes later.

Martin told reporters on Monday that when Langsdorf confronted Meeks inside the market “a struggle ensued between both of them,” adding that “the entire incident was captured on surveillance video.”

Martin told reporters he watched the surveillance video and described what he saw.

“At some point Officer Langsdorf was on top of Meeks. I don’t know how looking at the video Mr. Meeks was able to do it, but he was able to pull a gun from his waistband, strike Officer Langsdorf on the side of the head a few times which caused Officer Langsdorf to be in kind of a daze and lose his hold on Mr. Meeks,” Martin said.

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“Mr. Meeks was able to stand up and stand over Officer Langsdorf as Officer Langsdorf was on the ground, face down, stomach down,” Martin continued.

“Mr. Meeks had the gun in his hand, pointed the gun to the back, pointed the gun to the back of Officer Langsdorf’s head and fired one shot,” Martin said as he got emotional and his fellow officers consoled him.

Martin said after Meeks shot Langsdorf in the neck, Meeks fled on foot “gun in hand” and assisting officers caught him shortly thereafter.

Martin said that when Meeks was arrested, “he was armed with the pistol he used to murder Officer Langsdorf.”

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North County Police Cooperative officer Michael Langsdorf is shown in an undated photo provided by the North County Police Cooperative. Officer Langsdorf was shot and killed Sunday, June 23, 2019 in Wellston, Mo., near St. Louis while responding to a bad check complaint at a food market. (North County Police Cooperative)

Officer Langsdorf had 17 years of prior police experience, according to a post on the North County Police Cooperative’s Facebook page.

“Michael was an outstanding officer. In his short time with our department, he has taken our young officers under his wing and was mentoring and guiding them,” Buchanan told reporters on Monday.

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He added, “When we first met he said to me several times, ‘All I wanted to be was a police officer and do police work. It was really all I knew how to do.’ He told me that numerous times.”

“He [Langsdorf] had a lot of police experience. You never would have thought that this type of police officer would have been put in that position but it happened,” Martin told reporters on Monday. “There’s no such things as a routine call. This is the dangers that our police officers in this community face every day.”

He added, “I can tell you that Mike was a pretty big part of us even though he was here a short time.”

Martin told reporters that officers interviewed Meeks and “ultimately he confessed to murdering Officer Langsdorf.”

“Meeks remains in custody with NO BOND ALLOWED,” according to a post on the North County Police Cooperative’s Facebook page.

Police said Meeks has an extensive criminal history and is a multi-convicted felon in North Carolina.

According to criminal records obtained by Fox News, Meek’s criminal history includes numerous convictions for the possession or sale of narcotics.

“We never had an officer involved shooting in the four years we’ve been here and we’ve never had a police officer killed in the line of duty,” Martin said.

“It’s tough to get a grasp on it all,” he added.

Langsdorf left behind two children, a fiancé and his parents.

“The North County Police Cooperative asks that you continue to keep the family, friends and co-workers of PO [Police Ofiicer] Langsdorf in your thoughts and prayers,” the North County Police Cooperative’s Facebook post read.

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Buchanan told reporters Monday that The North County Police Cooperative will offer support to Langsdorf’s family.

“Our department is going to wrap our arms around you and support you through this difficult time,” Buchanan said, addressing Langsdorf’s family.

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New Hampshire man accused of stealing police cruiser, biting officer

Police in New Hampshire say a man tried to steal a police cruiser during a traffic stop by jumping inside the vehicle and later bit the officer in the car.

Lt. Daniel Mederos of the Nashua Police Department told the Associated Press that Officer Michael Kekejian was conducting a stop on Sunday when 24-year-old Oscar Alicea hopped into his car.

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Kekejian leaped into the driver’s seat on top of Alicea and ordered him out of the vehicle, only for the suspect to begin driving away with the door open. The officer and the suspect fought as the cruiser struck a fence and porch.

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Police say Alicea bit the officer at one point during the struggle, which they said “recklessly placed several pedestrians in the area as well as Officer Kekejian in danger.”

The two managed to drive around an intersection before hitting a park bench and coming to a stop.

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Authorities say Kekejian was treated at a hospital and released after taking Alicea into custody.

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WHDH reported that Alicea faces multiple felony charges, including reckless conduct, theft of a motor vehicle, assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and operating without a valid license.

Fox News’ Francesca Walton and the Associated Press contributed to this report

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Suspected California cop-killer under psychiatric watch after smashing head in jail cell

The man charged with killing a California police officer was hospitalized Sunday after smashing his head against his bed frame, authorities said.

Adel Sambrano Ramos, 45, was placed under 24-hour psychiatric watch after he was returned to jail. He was expected to make his first court appearance later Monday afternoon.

Ramos is facing murder charges in the killing of Sacramento County Police Officer Tara O’Sullivan, the attempted murder of her training officer and illegal possession of assault-style rifles. He could face the death penalty if convicted.

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This still image taken from bodycam video released by the Sacramento Police Dept. shows the gunfight in which Sacramento Police Officer Tara O’Sullivan was shot (Sacramento Police Dept. via AP)

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tess Deterding described Ramos’ injuries as “nothing major” and noted that the suspect was out of jail for “only 12 hours.”

Ramos, who has a history of domestic violence, was moved to the psychiatric wing of the jail, where Deterding said, “we’ve taken further precautions to make sure he doesn’t hurt himself like that.”

She added that there are mental health employees in Ramos’ unit and he was given a thin mattress and a suicide smock — a piece of clothing that is tear resistant so inmates can’t turn it into a noose.

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O’Sullivan, a 26-year-old rookie cop, was shot several times after she was ambushed while on a domestic violence call. Ramos allegedly kept firing at police for 45 minutes after shooting O’Sullivan, preventing them from reaching her until they brought in an armored vehicle.

Authorities said Ramos was heavily armed with assault rifles, a shotgun and a handgun and fired dozens of times at officers over an hours-long standoff before surrendering.

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O’Sullivan was the first Sacramento police officer to be killed on the job in twenty years.

Fox News’ Tyler Olson and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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