Davis police Officer Natalie Corona, 22, was gunned down. Officer Natalie Corona, 22, responded alone to the scene of a three-car crash. It takes place near 5th and D streets just before 7 p.m. Thursday. She was considered a rookie — fresh from the Davis Polie Department’s field training program. She had been assigned to patrol duty on her own for less than a month.
It was the routine call, which turned it into deadly. When a man gunned her down in the street before fleeing into the darkness. Firefighters rushed Corona to UC Davis Medical Center, where she died.
Her father, Merced Corona said that “I worried about her, of course. It’s always in the back of your mind, but you just don’t think it’s going to happen to your family,”. He furthermore said, “She just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, and this guy was out to kill somebody.”