UPDATE: 4:28 a.m. EST — According to a tweet by the Davis Police Department, the suspect was found dead, likely after having shot himself. He was found inside a home near 5th and E Street in Davis, California. The police were looking for the suspect after he fatally shot a police officer, Natalie Corona.

UPDATE: 3:10 a.m. EST — The police officer who was shot by an unknown suspect died at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California, after being taken there in a serious condition. The officer, Natalie Corona, 22, had just finished her academy training and was shot while responding to a traffic accident involving three cars.

Original story:

A female police officer from Davis, California, was shot in downtown Davis at 7 p.m. local time Thursday (10 p.m. EST). The police launched a man-hunt for the gunman who ran off after opening fire. The officer was rushed to University of California (UC) Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.

The officer was shot while responding to a three-car crash. She sustained a bullet wound and was in a critical condition. No further details on her condition were given. The accident occurred at 5th and D streets which was also where the shooting occurred.

The police described the gunman as a white male in his 20s, wearing a baseball cap, black jacket, blue or tan jeans and black tactical boots.

Traffic at Olive Drive and Mace Boulevard was blocked by the law agencies and people were requested to avoid the downtown area.

Students from UC Davis were asked to “shelter in place” and call 911 if they had any information about the shooter.