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New details emerge of Davis police officer's ambush murder
« on: January 12, 2019, 09:40:09 AM »
New details emerge of Davis police officer's ambush murder

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In a press conference Friday night, 24 hours after Corona was killed, police detailed the finding of the shooting suspect.

While Corona was responding to a multi-car collision, the suspect rode up on a bicycle, in the shadows, and opened fire.

"This clearly to us was an ambush," said Davis Police Chief Darren Pytel.

He hit Corona once, and she fell to the ground, police said.

Then, the suspect continued shooting her, unloading an entire magazine.

When he was out of bullets, the suspect reloaded and began shooting in other directions, police said.

Firetrucks were struck by the gunfire. A firefighter was hit in the boot but not injured. A bystander wearing a backpack says the backpack was hit by a bullet.

No one was injured, except for Corona.
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Police say after his shooting rampage, the gunman fled southbound on C Street toward 3rd Street. He then circled back up E Street, confronting residents.

He found a roommate of his and reportedly acted like nothing had happened. They went inside a residence and watched as officers swarmed the area, police said.

Officers soon found him using info they got from a backpack he dropped.
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A robot with a camera was sent inside, and this is how officers discovered the suspect was dead.

His identity is not being released.

It isn't clear to me why the POS' name is yet unreleased. My best guess is that DPD thinks the POS was more than an opportunist who took advantage of a traffic accident, and are obscuring what they know.

Backing up a bit, this story is getting national coverage. The young lady was a new police officer, just 22. Davis is in central CA, the largest city in Yolo County. Officer Corona's Dad was a sheriff officer in Colusa County for 26 years, the county just north of Yolo County. Evidently she and her family lived in Arbuckle, a town in southern Colusa County. If you've seen the picture of her having her badge pinned on, the man doing it is her Dad. My next door neighbor attended police academy with her Dad.

About 7 miles north of Davis and 27 miles SE of Arbuckle is the county seat of Yolo County, Woodland. Now a city of ~60K, it was 15K-20K when I was growing up 6 miles west of town. I graduated from Woodland High School (Go Wolves!) and the Davis High School Blue Devils were a rival. Agriculture is the major industry in Yolo County, and Davis has a University of California campus (which is why its population is greater than Woodland).

Set aside the silly stereotypes of rural people being a bunch of redneck racists when talking of Yolo County. Every population has a few idiots, and a "farmer's tan" was pretty common, but the farming people among whom I grew up (including my Dad) just were not racists. Not a few were Hispanics, whose families had lived in the area for generations (maybe back to when CA was a Mexican state). When I was growing up ... there were Chinese families (whose ancestors may have arrived during the Gold Rush, in the early 1850s). There were several Japanese families, several Filipino families, black families, a Korean family, and Indian family ... in a largish town of 15K, with a similar population of farmers in the surrounding area, racism would have been as untenable as it would have been stupid. The schools I attended were not segregated; nor were those same schools segregated when my parents attended them nearly a hundred years ago.

Obviously, much has changed in the 45+ years since I graduated from high school and left Woodland. But I do not think this murderer was the kind of racist-redneck-militia-southeren-baptist type DUpipo want him to have been. My top 3 wild-ass guesses are: an illegal with a violent criminal background; a cop-hating Antifoid; a jihadi.
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Re: New details emerge of Davis police officer's ambush murder
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2019, 05:38:28 PM »
Accused Davis Shooter said he was 'hit by ultrasonic wave' in letter

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DAVIS, Calif. — The gunman suspected of shooting and killing Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona has been identified by the Yolo County Coroner as 48-year-old  Kevin Douglas Limbaugh.

The Davis resident died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound during a standoff with police on Jan. 10. Hours after witnesses say he ambushed Officer Corona while she responded to a traffic collision.

It is still unclear why the Davis resident began shooting last Thursday night. In a press conference Friday, Davis Police Chief Darren Pytel said it was unlikely that Officer Corona ever saw her shooter.

Limbaugh had at least three previous encounters with law enforcement, including a misdemeanor charge last September, according to Paul Doroshov of the Davis Police Department.

The September charges started as felony battery charges after Limbaugh was accused of punching someone at work. The charges were brought down to a misdemeanor as part of an October plea agreement, on the condition that Limbaugh surrender all firearms to the Davis Police Department, Doroshov said. Limbaugh turned in an AR-15 to the department last November.

Suspect in death of Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona identified

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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 semi-automatic rifle.
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The case stemmed from Limbaugh getting arrested in September for assaulting someone at Cache Creek Casino, Yolo County Sheriff's Sgt. Matthew Davis said.

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

The POS was working at Cache Creek* Casino when assaulted a coworker. For obvious reasons, he was canned by the casino. It is not clear to me why DPD apparently assumes the POS obtained the two pistols after having surrendered his AR-15. Given that he was unemployed and all but unemployable, I doubt he wasted hundreds of dollars buying two pistols. My guess is that he had them before his assault conviction and lied to the police about how many and what guns he owned.

Sounds like the guy, who had had problems in other states, was a marginal character who went over the edge.

* The casino name is not a play on words. It is located near Cache Creek, so named decades before the casino came into existence. The creek was named for caches of supplies found near the creek - long ago - left there by local Native Americans.
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Re: New details emerge of Davis police officer's ambush murder
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2019, 08:00:37 AM »
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The gunman suspected of shooting and killing Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona has been identified by the Yolo County Coroner as 48-year-old  Kevin Douglas Limbaugh.

The DUmmies are going to have a field day over this guy's last name
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Re: New details emerge of Davis police officer's ambush murder
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2019, 11:22:58 AM »
The DUmmies are going to have a field day over this guy's last name

No doubt. And Rush's family has been in the US for generations, maybe close to a couple hundred years. So it is possible that they are related. I'm related to the owners of a chocolate candy company in SW Germany, but I doubt I could walk into their factory store and get a family discount. BTW, Rush's original family name was Limbach, but it was changed to Limbaugh when his ancestor(s) came to the US.
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