Shooter ambushed fallen officer

Posted at 10:46 PM, Jan 11, 2019
Authorities inspect the patrol vehicle driven by Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Davis, Calif. Corona, 22, who had been on the job only a few weeks, was shot and killed Thursday. The suspect was later found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

DAVIS, CA – Investigators say a rookie police officer from Northern California was ambushed when she was fatally shot in the line of duty.

Police say the shooter rode up to the scene of a three-car crash scene on a bicycle and fired multiple rounds, hitting 22-year-old Natalie Corona in the neck and firing more shots as she lay on the ground.

Police still don’t know the motive and may never find out, because the suspect went back to his apartment and committed suicide after a standoff with police.

Corona’s father, a retired deputy, said his daughter had a caring heart, and died doing what she loved to do.

Police say Corona was a beloved officer and the small department is devastated.

A candlelight vigil for Corona is planned for Saturday night.