Authorities name man who killed rookie California officer

Cheryl Sanders
January 14, 2019

The gunman who ambushed and killed a California cop left behind a letter ranting about how police were targeting him with "ultra sonic waves", authorities said.

Authorities say Limbaugh then returned to a home nearby and went inside to talk to a roommate then went back outside to watch the chaotic scene as first responders flooded the area to help the officer and search for the suspect.

Detectives also found two semiautomatic handguns not registered to Limbaugh.

Davis police confirmed a typed letter was found inside Kevin Limbaugh's home. When police surrounded the property he stepped outside wearing a bullet proof vest, shouted at officers and then entered the property again and shot himself dead, police said.


On Thursday night Davis police officer Natalie Corona was processing the scene of a 3 auto accident, when witnesses say that Limbaugh was lurking in the shadows and then approached Corona, shooting her once in the neck and then several more times after she went to the ground.

Corona, a 22-year-old rookie to the department, was slain after responding to a traffic accident in downtown Davis Thursday night. I notified the press, internal affairs, and even the Federal Bureau of Investigation about it. "I am highly sensitive to its affect [sic] on my inner ear", the letter reads.

The Sacramento Bee reported that court documents show Limbaugh was charged and convicted in a battery case last fall, and he agreed in November to surrender the weapon. "I did my best to appease them, but they have continued for years and I can't live this way anymore".

The shooting devastated the Davis Police Department, which has about 60 sworn officers and about 30 other employees. "She was number 11", he said.


Corona's father, Merced, is a retired Colusa County sheriff's sergeant in California.

No one else was injured in the attack besides Corona, who died at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. She had just completed six months of field training when she was ambushed while checking driver's licenses during a routine call.

"I'd really like to see as many people as possible from the community attend", Pytel said during Saturday's vigil at Davis' Central Park, which was attended by at least 1,000 people.


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