Rookie police officer in Northern California shot and killed

Officer Natalie Corona completed field training just before Christmas and had been out on her own for just a couple of weeks

Officer Natalie Corona completed field training just before Christmas and had been out on her own for just a couple of weeks

There, he met with a roommate, "and really didn't show any signs that he had just been involved in this incident", Pytel said.

The nation is mourning Natalie Corona, who, by all accounts, was an unbelievable young woman.

At one point during the manhunt, a witness alerted police to a backpack the gunman had dropped near the shooting scene, which enabled authorities to learn the suspect's name and where he lived.

"I can tell you that I have never seen anyone work harder in a part-time capacity and more motivated to be police officer than Natalie", Pytel said.

"She was a rising star in the department", Davis Police Chief Darren Pytel said at a press conference Thursday night.

He said the family was at a basketball game for another daughter when he received a call from a relative that an officer had been shot in Davis.

Firefighters performed life-saving measures at the scene and Corona was rushed to a nearby hospital, Pytel said.

He says the family is not angry. Police have not announced a possible motive for the carnage. Jose Merced Corona is a retired Colusa County sheriff's sergeant who was elected to the Board of Supervisors last November.

Corona began her service with the department as a community service officer in 2016.

On Jan. 5, a police officer in Utah was shot dead while trying to arrest a unsafe fugitive.

Police said it did not appear that the shooter was a driver or passenger in any of the three vehicles involved in the collision. Police have not said anyone other than the officer was shot.

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He said the shots came from directly behind him, with the gunman firing over his right shoulder so close to his ear that he was suffering from hearing loss Friday morning. No one else was injured.

Lyssa Nicole, who trained Corona at the police academy, said the officer loved helping people and protecting people.

"And I said, 'well Natalie, you can do that but you're going to run into people like that all the time". "This is just an absolutely devastating loss to the police department".

Corona graduated from the Sacramento Police Academy in July 2018 and completed her training in December. She describes the city, a 15-mile drive west of Sacramento, as a "progressive, safe, family-oriented university community".

Gov. Gavin Newsom is ordering state Capitol flags flown at half-staff for a 22-year-old police officer who was fatally shot in northern California by a suspect who later died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Merced Corona (left), pins his daughter, Natalie Corona's badge on her during a swearing-in ceremony in the City of Davis on August 2. 'She just worked like you can't believe'.

"Her peers talked about how selfless she was, how she would do anything for anyone at any time", said Corporal Ralph Knecht, Sacramento Police Department. Police have not named the suspect, who was found in a house near the shooting, nor determined what prompted the shooting. The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department has taken over as the lead agency in the investigation.

She responded alone to a traffic accident shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday on a residential street lined with mature trees and bordered by churches on both sides. He has not been identified.

Corona is the second officer killed in California in the past two and a half weeks. Police said the shooting happened in the area of Fifth and C streets near downtown.

Following the shooting, police issued a citywide shelter in place order as officers spent hours scouring the city in search of the suspect.

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