The Latest: Police say slain rookie policewoman well-liked

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a police officer killed in California (all times local):

1:05 p.m.

A Northern California rookie policewoman who was shot and killed is being remembered as “the cop that any community would want.”

Davis Police Lt. Paul Doroshov said Officer Natalie Corona was great with people and dedicated to her job. He said of the 22-year-old woman that “everybody who met her liked her.”

Corona graduated from the Sacramento Police Academy in July 2018 and completed her training in December.

Police said Corona was shot after responding alone to a traffic accident shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday in the city west of Sacramento, a college town home to the University of California, Davis.

The suspect was later found dead in a house near the shooting.

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9:40 a.m.

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.

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

She had been on the job just a few weeks.

Corona was rushed to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, where she later died. Police have not named the suspect, who was found in a house near the shooting, nor determined what prompted the shooting.

Newsom says he and his wife, Jennifer, are saddened by the death of a woman he called “courageous” who died “protecting her protecting her community from harm.”

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7:30 a.m.

Officials say a 22-year-old police officer who was killed in Northern California while investigating a three-car crash was the daughter of a retired sheriff’s deputy and a rising star at the David Police Department.

Davis Police Officer Natalie 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 Sacramento Bee reports Corona’s father spent 26 years as a Colusa County Sheriff’s deputy.

Officials say Corona graduated from the Sacramento Police Department’s training academy in July and completed her field training just before Christmas.

The suspect was later found dead in a house near the shooting. He has not been identified.

Her death follows the killing of a central California officer on Dec. 26 during a traffic stop.

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2:30 a.m.

Authorities say a police officer who’d only been on the job a few weeks has died after being shot in northern California by a suspect who later died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Davis Police Department officials say 22-year-old Officer Natalie Corona was shot after responding to a traffic accident about 6:45 p.m. Thursday in the community west of Sacramento. Police said the shooting happened in the area of Fifth and C streets near downtown.

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

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

Police have not identified the suspect, nor determined what prompted the shooting.

Associated Press

Associated Press

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