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Steven Carrillo who was posted at Travis Air Force Base in Northern California was killed during his capture in Santa Cruz County and was being treated in a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said. Steven faces first-degree murder charges in the shooting death of a California deputy, authorities say. (Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office)
Carrillo is accused of fatally shooting Santa Cruz County sheriff’s Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller, 38, in what authorities have described as an ambush attack in Ben Lomond, an unincorporated town of about 6,000 residents in the Santa Cruz Mountains south of the San Francisco area. Two other law enforcement officers were injured in the incident — including a California Highway Patrol officer wounded by gunfire.
BEN LOMOND (CBS SF/AP) — Steven Carrillo, the alleged gunman who ambushed and killed a Santa Cruz Sheriff deputy and wounded two other law enforcement officers, was a staff sergeant assigned to Travis Air Force base and may have a connection to the slaying of a Federal Security officer killed in Oakland during a night of violence related to the death of George Floyd.
The FBI said Sunday it was investigating a connection between Carrillo’s white van and a similar vehicle that may have been used in the fatal shooting of federal protective services officer David Underwood and the wounding of a second officer on May 29 during a night of unrest last week when an Oakland protest over the death of George Floyd turned violent.
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Steven Carrillo is 32 years old.
A suspect facing first-degree murder charges in Saturday’s shooting death of a California sheriff’s deputy is an active-duty sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, authorities said Sunday.
The suspect was arrested after allegedly attempting a carjacking while trying to flee from the ambush scene, the Santa Cruz Sentinel reported.
No motive in the case was immediately apparent.
“There’s a lot that we don’t know at this point,” Santa Cruz County Sheriff Jim Hart told the newspaper. “I ask that the community be patient as we go through this investigation and the grieving process.”
“There’s a lot that we don’t know at this point. I ask that the community be patient as we go through this investigation and the grieving process.”
— Santa Cruz County Sheriff Jim Hart
Meanwhile, the FBI is investigating a possible link between the Santa Cruz shootings and the May 29 shooting death of a Federal Protective Service (FPS) officer in Oakland, Calif., according to The Associated Press. A second officer was critically injured in that incident.
Both cases involved gunmen using a van, authorities said.
Authorities released photos of the van seen near the Oakland shooting but it was unclear if it was the same van linked to the Santa Cruz County shooting.
The slain officer in Oakland was identified as Dave Patrick Underwood, 53, of Pinole, who was providing security at the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building, a U.S. courthouse in downtown Oakland.