Gun­man feared ul­tra­sonic waves

The Washington Post - - POLITICS & THE NATION -

The man who fa­tally shot a rookie Cal­i­for­nia po­lice of­fi­cer left a let­ter on the bed in the home where he lived claim­ing po­lice bom­barded him with ul­tra­sonic waves, of­fi­cials said.

Po­lice in the col­lege town of Davis, near Sacra­mento, on Satur­day made pub­lic the one-para­graph let­ter they said was writ­ten by Kevin Dou­glas Lim­baugh, 48. He killed him­self Thurs­day after killing Of­fi­cer Natalie Corona, 22.

Po­lice spokesman Lt. Paul Doroshov said the paper was found face up on the gun­man’s bed.

“The Davis Po­lice depart­ment has been hit­ting me with ul­tra sonic waves meant to keep dogs from bark­ing,” the let­ter said. “I no­ti­fied the press, in­ter­nal af­fairs, and even the FBI about it. I am highly sen­si­tive to its af­fect on my in­ner ear. I did my best to ap­pease them, but they have con­tin­ued for years and I can’t live this way any­more.”

The hand­writ­ten note was signed “Cit­i­zen Kevin Lim­baugh.” Also re­cov­ered as ev­i­dence from the man’s home were two un­reg­is­tered guns.

Davis po­lice did not im­me­di­ately re­spond Sun­day to a tele­phone mes­sage seek­ing com­ment on whether Lim­baugh had re­ported his claims to of­fi­cials.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors have not iden­ti­fied a mo­tive for the am­bush shoot­ing of Corona as she in­ves­ti­gated a mi­nor car crash.

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