Female Police Officer Investigating Traffic Collision Shot, Critically Injured in Davis

Rookie cop in Northern California'ambushed at crash scene

Corona is the second officer killed in California in the past two and a half weeks.

In a statement on behalf of him and his wife, Jennifer Siebel, Newsom said he was saddened to hear of Officer Corona's death.

This has been a deadly year for California police officers. Cpl.

"She was the best of us", said Davis officer Mike Yu, after placing a "Blue Lives Matter" flag at the crime scene, about a mile from the police station.

Natalie Corona followed in her father's footsteps and became a police officer, fulfilling a lifelong dream just a few months ago when her dad had the honor of pinning the badge on her uniform.

The community is joining a devastated department in its grief, those who trained Corona stunned at what they and the public have lost.

Davis Police Department officials say Officer Natalie Corona was shot after responding to a traffic accident Thursday evening in the community west of Sacramento.

Corona was taken to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, where she was pronounced dead.

An intense manhunt ensued after the shooting.

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. Her father, Merced Corona, served 26 years as a Colusa County Sheriff's deputy, the Beereported. He stepped down from the force in 2012 after 26 years.

Around 1 a.m. Friday, the Davis Police Department said the suspected shooter was found dead in a home near 5th and E streets from a what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. "Our hearts are broken over this tragic and senseless loss. Your family at the Colusa County Sheriff's Office stands with you in this hard time".

Roger Long worked with Corona for many years with APRD, and said his heart was broken over the senseless tragedy.

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

The man who gunned down Officer Natalie Corona in this small college town on Thursday night later killed himself in a house, but police still don't know the motive for the attack, Police Chief Darren Pytel said Friday. He said from the first day in the academy to the last day of an officer's career, they're mindful of these unsafe possibilities.

"I would like this photograph to serve as my gratitude for all those law enforcement men and women who have served, who are now serving, and those who have died in the line of duty protecting our liberties in this great country", she captioned the photo. "Your life mattered and the world is a lesser place without you".

"The utmost selflessness and humility and dedication, that was Natalie Corona", expressed Pytel. "May you Rest in Peace Officer Corona".

'We are always proud of the work our officers do, but have a little extra pride today, ' the caption read.

"She was extremely well loved by our community and will be deeply missed", said Mary Grimmer.

A gunman on a bicycle ambushed a rookie policewoman in Northern California, shooting her from the shadows, then reloaded and narrowly avoided wounding others before walking home and calmly watching the chaos he had caused, police said.

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

Payne was hired in July as an academy cadet and graduated in November.

"Today, as we deal with the pain and anger we are feeling about the awful loss of such a young, promising public servant, we should all focus on supporting Natalie's family, her colleagues, and our whole community, including Arbuckle, where Natalie grew up, said Assemblywoman Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, whose district includes southern Colusa County".

"This was the job that she was meant to do".

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