California officer shot, killed after responding to accident

22-year-old Officer Natalie Corona

DAVIS, Calif. - 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.

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