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The Latest: Governor mourns slain California officer

The Latest: Governor mourns slain California officer
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Davis Police closed the area near 5th and C streets in Davis, Calif., after a police officer was shot on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. A Davis police officer was shot Thursday night while responding to a traffic accident, and authorities cordoned off parts of downtown while searching for a suspect.  (The Sacramento Bee via AP / Jose Luis Villegas)

Gov. Gavin Newsom is ordering state capitol flags flown at half-staff for a 22-year-old police officer who was fatally shot in northern California by a suspect who later died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Davis Police Department officials say Officer Natalie Corona was shot after responding to a traffic accident Thursday evening in the community west of Sacramento.

She had been on the job just a few weeks.

Corona was rushed to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, where she later died. Police have not named the suspect, who was found in a house near the shooting, nor determined what prompted the shooting.

Newsom says he and his wife, Jennifer, are saddened by the death of a woman he called “courageous” who died “protecting her protecting her community from harm.”

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Officials say a 22-year-old police officer who was killed in Northern California while investigating a three-car crash was the daughter of a retired sheriff’s deputy and a rising star at the David Police Department.

Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona was shot after responding alone to a traffic accident shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday in the city west of Sacramento. Corona was taken to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, where she later died.

The Sacramento Bee reports Corona’s father spent 26 years as a Colusa County Sheriff’s deputy.

Officials say Corona graduated from the Sacramento Police Department’s training academy in July and completed her field training just before Christmas.
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