Davis, January 12: The Davis Police Department is shocked to see a good, young police officer leave the force too soon. 22-year-old Natalie Corona was shot while she was investigating a car crash on the night of January 10. Corona has completed her training in the month of July and was patrolling for just about a few weeks when unfortunately she had death coming her way. The suspect who shot her was also found dead in a nearby home. Indian-Origin Police Officer Shot Dead in California on Christmas 2018 Night.
Corona was sent to check on a three-vehicle crash. While she was at the crash scene investigating the matter, a man rode on a bicycle and ambushed her. Corona was speaking with the drivers of the vehicles. According to the witness as quoted to a report, the suspect approached Corona, stood over her as she fell and then unloaded an entire magazine on her. The man also shot at the bystanders nearby, but no one was injured. Delhi Police Head Constable Shot Dead in Meerut by Unknown Assailants, Case Registered.
He then fled the spot. The police were eventually able to trace him since he dropped a backpack. He was ordered to come out and he did, with a bullet-proof vest on him. He went again a second time and police heard a gunshot. On breaking open the door, police learned the suspect was dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.
The police department is mourning at the sudden loss of this young, bright woman in their force. Corona was an extremely eager officer who started in 2016 as a community service officer. She had completed her field training just before Christmas. She followed her father's footsteps into the law enforcement. She was on the job for less than 2 weeks and reported to the crash scene alone, as a part of her routine work. "(Natalie) was just an absolute star in the department and somebody that pretty much everybody in the department really looked to as a close friend, a sister," Davis Police Chief Darren Pytel told the reporters. She was described as a 'rising star' by her colleagues and social media was filled with tributes to her. The motive of the shooting, however, still remains unclear.