Au­thor­i­ties ID Cal­i­for­nia man who killed rookie of­fi­cer

Las Vegas Review-Journal (Sunday) - - NATION -

DAVIS, Calif. — A man who shot and killed a rookie po­lice of­fi­cer in North­ern Cal­i­for­nia be­fore tak­ing his own life dur­ing a stand­off with po­lice was a 48-year-old con­vict who had been or­dered to sur­ren­der a semi­au­to­matic ri­fle.

Kevin Dou­glas Lim­baugh’s name was re­leased Satur­day as au­thor­i­ties con­tin­ued to in­ves­ti­gate his mo­tive for the at­tack.

The Sacra­mento Bee re­ports that court doc­u­ments show Lim­baugh was charged and con­victed in a bat­tery case last fall, and he agreed in Novem­ber to sur­ren­der the weapon.

The case stemmed from Lim­baugh get­ting ar­rested in Sep­tem­ber fol­low­ing an as­sault at Cache Creek Casino, Yolo County Sher­iff ’s Sgt. Matthew Davis said.

Au­thor­i­ties have not de­ter­mined where Lim­baugh ob­tained the two semi­au­to­matic hand­guns he is be­lieved to have used in the Thurs­day night at­tack that killed 22-year-old Of­fi­cer Natalie Corona in the col­lege town of Davis.

Po­lice said a gun­man on a bi­cy­cle am­bushed the of­fi­cer, shoot­ing her from the shad­ows as she in­ves­ti­gated a car ac­ci­dent, then reloaded and nar­rowly avoided wound­ing oth­ers be­fore walk­ing home.

At his house a few blocks away, he ca­su­ally chat­ted with his room­mate as if noth­ing hap­pened and even went out­side to watch as po­lice from around the re­gion be­gan rush­ing to the shoot­ing scene, Davis Po­lice Chief Dar­ren Py­tel said Fri­day.

The gun­man left be­hind a back­pack that helped po­lice track him to the house. The chief said as po­lice be­gan to sur­round it, he stepped out­side wear­ing a bul­let­proof vest.

“He shouted some stuff, went back in and came back out with a firearm, then went back in­side, pushed a couch in front of the door and of­fi­cers heard a gun­shot,” Py­tel said.

Po­lice even­tu­ally sent a ro­botic cam­era in and found the shooter had shot him­self in the head.

The shoot­ing dev­as­tated the Davis Po­lice De­part­ment, which has about 60 sworn of­fi­cers and about 30 other em­ploy­ees. Corona was the first of­fi­cer in the de­part­ment to die in the line of duty since 1959. She had only been pa­trolling solo for about two weeks, the chief said.

Kevin Dou­glas Lim­baugh

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