The Latest: California officer shot was rising star
DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a police officer killed in California (all times local):
Officials say a 22-year-old police officer who was killed in Northern California while investigating a three-car crash was the daughter of a retired sheriff’s deputy and a rising star at the David Police Department.
Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona was shot after responding alone to a traffic accident shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday in the city west of Sacramento. Corona was taken to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, where she later died.
The Sacramento Bee reports Corona’s father spent 26 years as a Colusa County Sheriff’s deputy.
Officials say Corona graduated from the Sacramento Police Department’s training academy in July and completed her field training just before Christmas.
The suspect was later found dead in a house near the shooting. He has not been identified.
Her death follows the killing of a central California officer on Dec. 26 during a traffic stop.
Authorities say a police officer who’d only been on the job a few weeks has died after being shot in northern California by a suspect who later died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Davis Police Department officials say 22-year-old Officer Natalie Corona was shot after responding to a traffic accident about 6:45 p.m. Thursday in the community west of Sacramento. Police said the shooting happened in the area of Fifth and C streets near downtown.
Corona was rushed to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, where she later died.
Following the shooting, police issued a citywide shelter in place order as officers searched for the suspect, who was later found in a house located near the shooting.
Police have not identified the suspect, nor determined what prompted the shooting.