Hannah Darden, Sam Stanton, and Benjy Egel, The Sacramento Bee
DAVIS, California — A Davis police officer was shot and killed Thursday night while responding to a traffic accident, and authorities had cordoned off parts of downtown while searching for a suspect.
Davis police said Natalie Corona, 22, who had recently completed her academy training, was shot around 7 p.m. after responding to a three-car accident near 5th and D streets, and died after being rushed to the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.
“She was a rising star in the department,” Davis Police Chief Darren Pytel said in a somber news conference just before midnight. “She just worked like you can’t believe.”