A police officer in Davis was shot and killed on Thursday night while responding to a traffic accident, and the…
A police officer in Davis was shot and killed on Thursday night while responding to a traffic accident, and the authorities had shut down parts of the center when they were looking for a suspect.
Davis police said Natalie Corona, 22, who had recently completed her academic training, was shot around 19:00 after responding to a three-car accident near the 5th and D-streets and died after rushing to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.
“She was a rising star in the ward,” police chief Davis Darren Pytel said in a gloomy news conference just before midnight. “She worked just like you can’t believe.”
Police searched near the shooting area and had surrounded a home nearby, where headlights pointed to the house and police ordered passengers to come out with hands
Shortly after 11:30 the police closed the headlights and were sent in a robot and then exploded what appeared to be flash banggranats.
There was no obvious sign that a suspect was imprisoned, but the police planned a news conference at headquarters that was expected to begin just before midnight.
“We’re just totally devastated by the loss,” Pytel said, adding that he had reported her parents.
Corona passed the Sacramento Police Department training academy in July 2018 and completed his field training just before Christmas, Pytel said. She only responded to the crash site, as Pytel said was not uncommon for a beginner.
“I have not seen any job harder in part-time capacity and more motivated to be police than Natalie,” said Pytel, who joined the Davis Police Department in 1983. “She was just an absolute star in the ward and someone almost all departments saw like a close friend, a sister. “
Corona’s father, Merced Corona, was a 26-year-old veteran of the Colusa County Sheriff’s Department, according to the Williams Pioneer Review, which included a story that his daughter swore into the Davis Department on August 2.
A Facebook page that appeared to belong to the beaten officer showed a smiling young woman in a blue dress with a “thin blue line” American flag dedicated to the honorary police.
The site contains a post where she wrote that she wanted the photo to “serve as my gratitude to all the law enforcement men and women who have served, currently serving, and those who have died in the service, who protect our freedoms in this great country. “
Comments that offer prayers and thanks for her service were also sent on the site late Thursday and early Friday as the Davis police still sought a suspect in her slaying.
The suspect is described as a “white man in the 20th century’s average building, baseball cap, black jacket, blue or Tan Jeans, Black Tactical Boots.”  Tungvapent polis w is seen throughout the area late Thursday, blocking off intersections and scrubbing the area as entrants watched, and law enforcement officers from across the region rushed to the area, including two dozen from the Sacramento Sheriff Department.
Shortly after the shot, the UC Davis police tweeted a “shelter in place” alert and urged people to stay away from the center of Davis and the authorities issued cell phone and text message alerts to warn citizens. Caltrans said that Richards Boulevard and Olive Drive offramps from Interstate 80 are closed.
At the end of Thursday, the alert location had been lifted and the police had focused their attention on a home in the 500-field fifth street.
Pytel said the investigation of the shot would be controlled by the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department.
The Davis Department is relatively small, with 61 sworn officers and 34 civilian employees, and police spokesman Paul Davishov described it as a family, officers say
An officer appeared at the branch headquarters on Thursday evening with a bouquet of flowers, but walked away after seeing media gathering inside.
Institution’s 2017 Annual Report said violent and property crimes have steadily declined in recent years, with a murder reported in 2017 and no in 2016.
The department has not had an official killed in line with d uty in nearly 60 years, when Douglas Cantrill was gunned down on September 7, 1959.
According to the earlier reporting by Sacramento Bee, the 23-year-old patrolman was found to be dead in his cruiser along H Street. Cantrill had stopped a man and woman who seemed suspicious in a resident’s neighbor when a fight followed and the killer had shot him with his service gun.
Two suspects were trapped but never burdened with the officer slaying according to the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office.
Cantrill, who had only served on the Davis Force for a month after two years in law enforcement, was survived by a wife and infant, the District Attorney Office said. His name is one of 11 enrolled at Yolo County’s Fallen Officer Memorial in Woodland.