Published: Sun, January 13, 2019
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

California Rookie Police Officer Fatally Shot 2 Weeks After Being Sworn In

California Rookie Police Officer Fatally Shot 2 Weeks After Being Sworn In

Corona is the first Davis police officer to die in the line of duty in 60 years. Police have not announced a possible motive for the carnage. Her mother is a first-grade teacher, and two cousins are also in law enforcement, Gomez said.

A backpack dropped at the crime scene led officers to identify the gunman.

The man's name was not released.

KTVU-TV anchor Frank Somerville posted a moving tribute to Corona, noting that the caption of a picture she posted of herself on social media summed up just how proud she was to be a police officer.

Merced Corona pins the Davis Police Department badge on his daughter, Natalie, at her swearing-in ceremony, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. "It appeared to officers that he was wearing a ballistic vest, a bulletproof vest".

The family headed over to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, where Corona died.

Now, with her gone, her father says his family has no hate for the man who pulled the trigger.

From his vantage point, across the street, Kingston said he saw the gunman shoot at a firetruck and reload expertly.

Police said Corona was investigating a vehicle crash Thursday night when the shooter opened fire.

The suspect later was found dead, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Davis police confirmed. Her father, Merced Corona, is a current Colusa County Supervisor.

Corona was the second California police officer gunned down in recent weeks in California. Cpl.

Emily Gomez says Corona talked constantly about growing up to be like her dad.

"That's all she had to give is that love and that smile", said aunt and godmother, Rosa Carina.

Once police surrounded the home, he came out.

Nancy Reynoso-Williams offered her "deepest condolences" for the loss of Officer Corona.

He says he didn't believe the shots came from someone in one of the crashed cars.

Corona was a 2014 graduate of Pierce High School, who always aspired to become a police officer.

He said he ducked and when he looked up Corona was on the ground and the shooter was "shooting at what looked like random people to me". "This is just an absolutely devastating loss to the police department". "I've known her for a couple of years". Chateri Payne, a police officer in Shreveport, La., was shot at least four times, including once in the head, at a home Wednesday as she prepared to start a night shift, report CNN and Fox News.

"I've heard her described by our officers tonight as our daughter, our friend, and just a sister that we all wanted". Police have not named the suspect, who was found in a house near the shooting, nor determined what prompted the shooting. Thank you for the outpouring of support for Natalie, her family and our Davis PD Family'.

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Office has taken over the investigation. Despite the valiant efforts of paramedics who rushed her to the hospital, and UC Davis Medical Center personnel, she succumbed to her injuries.

The Sacramento Bee reports Corona's father spent 26 years as a Colusa County Sheriff's deputy.

News of the officer's death was reported by Marlei Martinez at KCRA News.

The attack occurred around 7 p.m.as Officer Corona responded to a three-car collision.

The shooting happened on a street lined with mature trees and bordered by churches on both sides.

Following the shooting, police issued a citywide shelter in place order as officers searched for the suspect, who was later found in a house near the shooting after a brief standoff.

After unloading gunshots, the suspect went to his home nearby and chatted with his roommate without "showing any sign he was involved in the incident", Pytel said.

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