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Authorities name man who killed rookie California officer

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Posted at 12:06 PM, Jan 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-13 15:06:40-05

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who shot and killed a rookie police officer in Northern California and later took his own life during a standoff with police.

The Yolo County coroner said Saturday the man was 48-year-old Kevin Douglas Limbaugh.

The Sacramento Bee reports that court documents show Limbaugh was charged and convicted in a battery case and he agreed in November to surrender a semiautomatic rifle.

The newspaper said authorities have not determined where Limbaugh obtained the weapons he 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 as she investigated a car accident, then reloaded and narrowly avoided wounding others before walking away.

A motive has not been released.