This is heartbreaking.
California Officer Natalie Corona was shot and killed Thursday night after responding to a collision. She was only 22 years old.
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.
A manhunt was underway, but authorities found the suspect dead in a home from “an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.”
It’s just devastating. I can’t imagine what her parents are going through.
#BREAKING: Picture of fallen #Davis police officer, Natalie Corona, taken during her August swearing-in ceremony by the @colusanewspaper. The 22 y/o was shot & killed Thursday while responding to a car crash. The suspect remains at large. pic.twitter.com/6maedjYIAJ
— Heather Holmes (@HeatherKTVU) January 11, 2019
Officer Natalie Corona was killed in Davis tonight. She was an officer for just two weeks. She was shot. Her dad is also a police officer. Tragic to lose a young champion of justice and a brave light to the world. Pray for her family.
Link to story: https://t.co/NZvQSGRdXK pic.twitter.com/KuIBjzVRSj
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) January 11, 2019
RIP PO Natalie Corona, 22, Davis, CA PD.
Shot and killed last night by a suspect at an accident scene. Suspect shot and killed himself.
22 years old. Only on the job a few months. Graduated the academy in July and completed field training last month. pic.twitter.com/KWztWHErLp
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) January 11, 2019
Rest in Peace 🙏
PO Natalie Corona
According to a report in the Williams Pioneer Review, her father, Merced Corona, a veteran of the Colusa County Sheriff’s Office, proudly pinned on her badge during the ceremony.https://t.co/zGlmXviCut
— Charles V Payne (@cvpayne) January 11, 2019
Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Officer Corona and the Davis PD. https://t.co/7v6OThQfdF
— National Police Association (@NatPoliceAssoc) January 11, 2019
This tragic news comes less than a month after the death of Ronil Singh, the officer who was shot and killed by an illegal immigrant nearby. “…90 miles south of Davis in the city of Newman,” to be exact.
These men and women put their lives on the line every day. Never forget that. Say a prayer for Corona’s family. They need it right now.