A police officer in Davis, west of Sacramento, California, was shot and killed Thursday evening while responding to a traffic accident, according to the Davis Police Department.
Her suspected killer was found dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicting gunshot wound at a house in the area.
The slain officer was identified as 22-year-old Natalie Corona. She had been on the job for only a few weeks.
The shooting occurred about 6:45 p.m. in the area of Fifth and C streets near downtown, police said. Corona was responding to a three-car crash in that area, and shots were fired.
Corona was rushed to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, where she later died, police said.
Police issued a shelter in place across the city, and the UC campus was placed on lockdown as officers searched for the suspect, police said.
Later Thursday night, police were focused on a house in the same general area of the shooting where they found the suspect dead. Police haven’t provided details about the suspect.
Vacaville police also responded to the scene.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was written by NBC Bay Area staff.