Authorities title man who killed rookie California officer

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DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — A person who shot and killed a rookie police officer in Northern California earlier than taking his personal life throughout a standoff with police was a 48-year-old convict who had been ordered to give up a semi-automatic rifle.

Kevin Douglas Limbaugh’s title was launched Saturday as authorities continued to research his motive for the assault.

The Sacramento Bee stories that court docket paperwork present Limbaugh was charged and convicted in a battery case final fall, and he agreed in November to give up the weapon.

The case stemmed from Limbaugh getting arrested in September for assaulting somebody at Cache Creek On line casino, Yolo County Sheriff’s Sgt. Matthew Davis stated.

Authorities haven’t decided the place Limbaugh obtained the 2 semi-automatic handguns he was believed to have used within the Thursday evening assault that killed 22-year-old Officer Natalie Corona within the faculty city of Davis.

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Police stated a gunman on a bicycle ambushed the officer, taking pictures her from the shadows as she investigated a automobile accident, then reloaded and narrowly prevented wounding others earlier than strolling residence.

At his home a number of blocks away, he casually chatted together with his roommate as if nothing occurred and even went exterior to observe as police from across the area started dashing to the taking pictures scene, Davis Police Chief Darren Pytel stated Friday.

The gunman left behind a backpack that helped police observe him to the home. The chief stated as police started to encompass it, he stepped exterior sporting a bulletproof vest.

“He shouted some stuff, went again in and got here again out with a firearm, then went again inside, pushed a sofa in entrance of the door and officers heard a gunshot,” Pytel stated.

Police finally despatched a robotic digital camera in and located the shooter had shot himself within the head.

Police discovered the handguns within the residence.

The taking pictures devastated the Davis Police Division, which has about 60 sworn officers and about 30 different staff. Corona was the primary officer within the division to die within the line of responsibility since 1959. She had solely been patrolling solo for about two weeks, the chief stated.

A candlelight vigil for the slain officer was scheduled Saturday evening.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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