Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona, 22, was killed on January 10th while she was investigating a three-car vehicle crash in Davis, CA.
Officer 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 incident happened a few blocks away from the UC Davis campus.
Following the shooting, police issued a citywide shelter in place order as officers from throughout the region searched for the suspect. Police spent hours trying to coax the suspect out of a home about a block from the shooting scene. The suspect was later found dead at a home from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said.
Officer Corona started her career at the Davis Police Department in 2016 as a community service officer. She had just completed the Sacramento’s police academy last July and had just got out of the department’s field training program just before Christmas and had only been on the streets for a couple of weeks.
Officer Corona is survived by her parents. Her father is a 26-year veteran of the Colusa County Sheriff’s Office.