A rookie California police officer was fatally shot Thursday night while observing a crash when a bystander suddenly opened fire.
Police officials said Officer Natalie Corona, 22, 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 suspect, who has not been identified, was later found dead inside a Davis California home.
Police surrounded a home several blocks from the shooting scene and tried to coax the man out of the building, At 1:30 a.m. Friday, police announced that the shooter had been found dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
the identity of the suspect was not revealed but he was described by Davis police as a white male in his 20s with an average build and wearing a baseball cap, black jacket, and black tactical boots.
Corona was sworn in as an officer just two weeks ago, her father, Merced Corona, served 26 years as a Colusa County Sheriff’s deputy.
Corona's killing comes a day after a Shreveport officer was shot several times and killed in front of her house as she was preparing to start her shift.