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Updated Message to Campus Community

By News and Media Relations on January 10, 2019 in Current Perspectives

Dear Campus Community,

Throughout the night, we have been in close communication with the city of Davis Police Department regarding the tragic shooting and killing of police officer Natalie Corona in downtown Davis. Our deepest condolences go out to her family, friends and fellow officers.

While details are still unknown, we’ve learned from the Davis police that the suspect is no longer a threat, and we’ve lifted the shelter-in-place request. 

We want to thank the UC Davis police, who have been escorting students to their dorms and from various buildings on campus. We want to thank the campus community for cooperating with the police. We also want to thank the UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz and UC San Francisco police, who sent additional officers to work with the UC Davis Police Department to provide a larger presence on the UC Davis campus. 

We want to acknowledge that due to an unanticipated glitch in the WarnMe system, some of you did not receive our initial alerts. We corrected that issue as soon as possible. 

We will hold classes as scheduled on Friday (Jan. 11). Students should contact Student Health and Counseling Services, and staff should contact the Academic and Staff Assistance Program for counseling or other support.

We know our community has been alarmed and afraid while tonight’s events unfolded. While we return to our regular schedules on Friday, our thoughts and prayers are with Officer Corona’s family. Please keep them in your thoughts as well. In times like this, we are truly grateful for the dedication of those in our community who protect us at any cost.

Gary S. May

Joe Farrow
Chief of Police


11:20 p.m. Jan. 10: Campus authorities lifted a shelter-in-place advisory at 11:15 p.m.

“Please continue to avoid the downtown area in the city of Davis,” authorities said in an Aggie Alert message. City police joined by officers from around the region were still searching for a suspect in a shooting that involved a city police officer earlier in the evening.


A city of Davis police officer was involved in a shooting in downtown Davis this evening (Jan. 10). The suspect is still at large. Authorities advise: Shelter in place. Stay inside. Be alert to your surroundings.

If you witnessed the shooting or have information that could help find the suspect, please call 911. If you do not have useful information, please only call 911 if you have an emergency.

UC Davis will follow this message with more information when it is available. 

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