Damon Gutzwiller Wiki – Damon Gutzwiller Biography
Damon Gutzwiller was a patrol supervisor and has worked for the Sheriff’s Office since 2006. Damon was a brave, intelligent, sensitive, and caring man. “Words cannot express the pain we feel for Damon and his family,” said Sheriff Jim Hart, “He was the type of person we all hope to be. Today we lost a hero. We are grateful to have met him and we cried with his family.”Damon Gutzwiller was shot and killed Saturday in Ben Lomond, an unincorporated area near Santa Cruz. Gutzwiller and other officers, some of whom were also injured, were ambushed with gunfire and explosives while pursuing a suspect, authorities said.
On Saturday June 6th at around 1:30 p.m., we received a call about a suspicious van parked off the road near Jamison…
Damon Gutzwiller Age
He was 38 years old.
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Damon Gutzwiller Death
Damon Gutzwiller was shot dead in Ben Lomond, an unincorporated area near Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County Sheriff Jim Hart said. A second officer was injured and a third officer of the California Highway Patrol was shot in the hand, Hart said. Gutzwiller “was a beloved figure here in the sheriff’s office,” said the sheriff.
“Damon showed up today to do his job, to keep this community safe, and his life was taken unnecessarily,” said Hart, visibly shocked.
The deputies responded to a 911 call around 1:30 p.m. about a suspicious van. The caller said there were weapons and devices to make bombs inside, Hart said. When the officers arrived, the truck pulled away and the officers followed. The truck came down a driveway to Carrillo’s home, and officers were ambushed by gunshots and explosives after exiting their vehicle. Gutzwiller was injured and later died in a hospital. Another officer was wounded by gunshot or shrapnel and hit by a vehicle when the suspect fled. Carrillo attempted to steal a vehicle and was injured while being arrested. Hart said Carrillo was taken to the hospital for treatment and that he would be charged with first-degree murder. The shooting shocked Ben Lomond, a town of about 6,000 people hidden in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Resident Kathy Crocker brought a bouquet of flowers to the sheriff’s office while Hart gave a press conference on the shooting. “It just breaks my heart that this keeps happening,” he said when the officers with teary eyes entered the building.
Steven Carrillo was arrested and faces murder charges and additional felony charges, according to Hart. Carillo was shot when he was detained and was treated in a hospital on Saturday night. A Northern California sheriff’s deputy was killed and two law enforcement officers were wounded Saturday when they were ambushed with gunshots and explosives while chasing a suspect, authorities said.
Carrillo, the suspect in the Santa Cruz case, came to Travis Air Force Base in June 2018, a month after his wife died, according to authorities and obituaries. His wife, Monika Leigh Scott Carrillo, was also in the Air Force. She was found dead in May 2018 in what was ruled a suicide while stationed in South Carolina, according to the Air Force.
Monika Carrillo, 30, had been married to Steven Carrillo for nine years, and they had a son and daughter together, according to an obituary posted online.
On Saturday, Steven Carrillo was reportedly shot during his arrest and then treated at a hospital, Hart said. He will be charged with murder, assault with a deadly weapon and several other felony charges, the sheriff said.
The FBI, already investigating the Underwood case, is now trying to determine the motive behind the Santa Cruz County incident, as well as “links to other crimes committed in the Bay Area, to include the shooting of the FPS officers in Oakland,” a spokesperson said in an email.
Sgt. Of the Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Office. Damon Gutzwiller was fatally shot Saturday in Ben Lomond when officers were ambushed with gunshots and improvised explosives during an investigation. A second aide and a California Highway Patrol officer were injured, according to Sheriff Jim Hart. Agents who investigated the report located the truck at a Ben Lomond home, according to Hart, where they were ambushed with gunshots and explosives. The suspect, Steven Carrillo, 38, was shot during his arrest and was being treated at the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, Hart said. The Sheriff’s Department and the FBI are investigating. The District Attorney’s Office and the FBI are investigating the case, according to Hart.