A 22-year-old Hispanic policeman was killed last night as a result of shots received during a routine action in a car accident and the suspect was killed today in an apparent suicide in Davis, in northern California.
Agent Natalie Corona, a graduate of the police academy in July 2018 and who had started her job as a police officer two weeks ago, went alone in a routine action to the site of a three-vehicle accident in downtown Davis late in the afternoon. The Thursday evening.
One of those involved in the accident, surprisingly shot the agent and fled the site. Corona was taken to a nearby hospital where she died around midnight.
After the incident, the police conducted a wide search of the suspect, who was finally “found, dead, inside a residence”, in a case of apparent suicide, reported today the Davis Police Department, a small city where a headquarters of the University of California.
The authorities have not yet released the identity of the suspect.
The death of the young police officer happens after six years of no deaths of a police officer in service in Davis.
The agent, who had completed her field training just before Christmas, was known in the Department for her enthusiasm in volunteer work and her desire to be part of the Davis staff, her colleagues said.
“It was a rising star in the Department,” Davis police chief Darren Pytel told a news conference earlier today.
The father of the young woman, Merced Corona, served for 26 years as a sheriff of Colusa County, according to the law enforcement agency. (EFEUSA) .-