January 24, 2019
Davis police killer was ordered to surrender rifle
DAVIS - The gunman who shot and killed Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona Thursday night has been identified as Kevin Douglas Limbaugh, a 48-year-old man who was ordered last fall to surrender a semiautomatic rifle after he was convicted in a battery case.

Yolo County Superior Court records show Limbaugh was charged in September with battery with serious bodily injury, an incident that a source said stemmed from him punching a co-worker at Cache Creek Casino in the face after a dispute.

The case was resolved as a misdemeanor conviction, and California Department of Justice records show he agreed to surrender a black .223-caliber Bushmaster AR-15 rifle in November.

Court records also show Limbaugh did not possess any other weapons, and authorities have yet to determine where he obtained the two semiautomatic handguns he is believed to have used in a Thursday night rampage that killed the 22-year-old officer and shot up a surrounding downtown neighborhood. Limbaugh later killed himself during a stand-off with police.

Davis police had refused to release the name of the gunman, but the Yolo County coroner confirmed his identity Saturday after The Sacramento Bee published Limbaugh’s name.

One former roommate, who asked not to be identified, told The Bee that “Kevin had a troubled life and felt trapped and had deep anger issues that he never let any of his friends see.”

Down the block, within eyesight of the small rented house where Limbaugh lived, the Corona family gathered at the shrine marking the spot where Corona was shot and killed Thursday night, crying and holding on to each other.
Volunteers walked down Fifth Street early Saturday tying blue ribbons around every tree, including the old, gnarled tree that stands directly outside Limbaugh’s home.

The community joined together for a vigil Saturday night at Central Park in Davis.


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