The California authorities released the identity of the man on Saturday, suspected of killing police officer Natalie Corona in an ambush earlier this week.
The Yolo County Sheriff's deputy coroner diagnosed the suspect – who had killed himself – was Kevin Douglas Limbaugh, 48, the authorities said.
The identification took place two days after Corona, a rookie policewoman from the division, was shot dead by a suspect who came on a bike and shot several shots.
CHAPTER IN & # 39; AMBUSH & # 39; BY BIKE-RIDING GUNMAN CONTINUING WITH FIRE SHOTS, THE POLICE SAYS
The deadly scene seemed "like an ambush" Pytel said Friday.
The suspect fled in the direction of a rental housing house, which he shared with a roommate after the shooting occurred.
"At one point he came out," Pytel said. "It seemed to the officers that he was wearing a ballistic vest and a bulletproof vest, he shouted something and went back inside and came out with a gun, then went back inside, pushing a couch out the door and policemen heard one Shot. "
CALIFORNIA POLICE OFFICER FATALLY SHOT; DUSPUTED SHOOTER FOUND DEAD  The shooter had shot himself in the head inside the house, Pytel said.
The Sacramento Bee reported that court records showed that Limbaugh was charged and convicted last fall in a battery case, and he agreed to grant a semi-automatic rifle in November
The case is from Limbaugh, who was arrested in September for finding someone in the Cache Creek Casino of the Sgt. Matthew Davis of the Yolo County Sheriff had attacked, according to AP.
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The Policeman eidienststelle am eir Facebook showed on Saturday a photo of a makeshift memorial containing flowers and balloons.
"The love that shows this community is that Officer Corona is truly amazing. Many thanks to all for the continued support during this incredibly difficult time, "said the Post.
L.A. Ross, Louis Casiano and The Associated Press of Fox News contributed to this report.