Officer in Davis Shot, Killed Suspect Still on the Loose: UC Police

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Officer in Davis Shot, Killed Suspect Still on the Loose: UC Police

A police officer in Davis, west of Sacramento, California, was shot and killed Thursday evening while responding to a traffic accident, according to the Davis Police Department.

Her suspected killer was found dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicting gunshot wound at a house in the area.

The slain officer was identified as 22-year-old Natalie Corona. She had been on the job for only a few weeks.

The shooting occurred about 6:45 p.m. in the area of Fifth and C streets near downtown, police said. Corona was responding to a three-car crash in that area, and shots were fired.

Corona was rushed to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, where she later died, police said.

Police issued a shelter in place across the city, and the UC campus was placed on lockdown as officers searched for the suspect, police said. 

Later Thursday night, police were focused on a house in the same general area of the shooting where they found the suspect dead. Police haven’t provided details about the suspect.

Vacaville police also responded to the scene.

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