Librarian Amber Clark, 41, was fatally shot in her car in the parking lot of the library where she worked. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Police were initially confused as to the motive of this crime.
The investigation is ongoing, but police suspect that Ronald Seay, 56, targeted Clark, after being banned from North Natomas Library two months earlier. In October, Officers were called to the library where Seay was causing a disturbance and was given a "no trespassing" order.
Seay was arrested under suspicion of murder, after a slow vehicle chase and the police seized numerous weapons as part of the investigation.
When Seay was banned from the library, Clark was working as a supervisor.
Sacremento Police Sargent Vance Chandler believes that is the only known link between the victim and the suspect.
Clark will be remembered for her leadership and enthusiasm. She was a strong advocate for bringing library services to people with disabilities and communities with inadequate resources.
In a press conference not long after Clark's death, library Director Rivkah Sass said that, "[Clark] had a great, compelling, charismatic personality, because she felt so deeply about the work that she did. We’re especially grateful for all she did for us, to raise our awareness as a library staff, on serving people with special needs.”
“She changed how we program for that particular audience.”
Sass went on to say, "We are stunned, her library family, that this absolutely senseless act occurred, and we are so grateful to the Sacramento Police Department."