Wit­ness says of­fi­cer shot by by­stander

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A 22-year-old Davis, Calif., po­lice of­fi­cer shot to death Thurs­day night ap­par­ently was am­bushed by a gun­man as she was sort­ing out the af­ter-ef­fects of a mi­nor, three-car col­li­sion.

Natalie Corona, who re­ceived her badge with the Davis Po­lice De­part­ment in Au­gust and was cer­ti­fied just be­fore Christ­mas to go on pa­trol with­out a part­ner, died af­ter be­ing shot by an as­sailant who then be­gan walk­ing along a down­town street ran­domly fir­ing at pedes­tri­ans, an eye­wit­ness said.

The gun­man was later found dead in­side a home where he ap­par­ently shot him­self.

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