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Video: Suspect in Attack on Santa Cruz Sheriffs Makes Political Statements when Taken into Custody

by Fred
A man who allegedly carjacked two different vehicles in Ben Lomond, then threw bombs at Santa Cruz Sheriffs as they responded, was making statements about police "use of force" and how he was "sick of these goddamn police" as he was taken into custody this afternoon.
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The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office has also reported that the man hit multiple deputies with one of the vehicles as he attempted to escape. One deputy was flown to a trauma center.
§Suspect also says "This is why I came here"
by Fred
The suspect implores Sheriffs to listen to what he is saying.

He says: "This is why I came here, I'm sick of these goddamn police"

"And their use of force."

§Social Media Reports: One Deputy Was Killed
by Fred
People who were listening to police scanners are reporting on social media that one deputy was killed.
§“This is what I came to fight”
by Fred
Others are hearing the statement made by the suspect as "This is what I came to fight”.
§One Deputy Killed, Another in Critical Condition
by Fred
"One Santa Cruz County Sheriff's deputy has been killed and another was injured and in critical condition, according to the Monterey County Sheriff's Office. The CHP had previously reported that the injuries were caused from gunfire. The Sheriff's Office will be holding a press conference tonight at 8:30 p.m."
§Suspect and Officer Identified
by Fred
The suspect has been identified as Steven Carrillo, 32, of Ben Lomond.

The deceased deputy has been identified as Sergeant Damon Gutzwiller, 38, of the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff's Office press conference:
§Carrillo's Right-Wing Political Background
by Fred
Carrillo described his interests on a profile in the following terms:

Tea Party, Liberty, Freedom, Libertarian, Gary Johnson for President 2012, Airsoft, Ron Paul

From Wikipedia: "Airsoft is a competitive team shooting sport in which participants eliminate opposing players with spherical plastic projectiles launched via replica air weapons called airsoft guns."
§Carrillo is an Active Duty US Air Force Sergeant
by Fred
"The ABC7 I-Team has new information on Carillo since officials identified him. The I-Team has learned he is 32 years-old and an active duty US Air Force sergeant based out of Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield.

"Sources tell ABC7 News' Dan Noyes that investigators found many improvised explosive devices inside Carillo's home Saturday and that the FBI has taken over the case. The working theory is the sheriff's deputies "interrupted something big that was about to happen."

"On his Facebook page on May 31, Carillo reposted a meme that said, "I'll never let racist white people make me forget about the dope white people I know exist. I love y'all." The post includes fist emojis of different skin tones, and both of the "whites" in the meme were crossed out. Carillo wrote, "The only race that matters, the human race.""

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§Facebook post
by Fred
Facebook post by Steve C Rrillo
§Facebook post by Steve C Rrillo
by Fred
"Steve C Rrillo" posted a link to a video of Buffalo, NY police shoving a 75 year-old man to the ground during a Black Lives Matter march on June 4 to the Facebook page "A Gun Page For Poors Who Know They are Poors".
§Steve C Rrillo's Profile Picture on Facebook
by Fred
Carrillo added a frame to his Facebook profile picture that expresses support for 2020 Libertarian Party Presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen.
Posted May 26, 2020.
§Steve C Rrillo post on Facebook
by Fred
Steve C Rrillo post on Facebook
§Steve C Rrillo post on Facebook
by Fred
Post to the Facebook group "Show Me Brother & Sisters In Christ Jesus" from 2013.
"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.

"In a statement Sunday, the FBI said 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.

“The investigation into the incident in Ben Lomond, Calif. is ongoing,” the FBI said in a statement. “We are working with the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department to determine a possible motive and/or links to other crimes committed in the Bay Area, to include the shooting of the FPS officers in Oakland.”

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Carrillo wrote on a car in his own blood several statements before he was taken into custody. One word he wrote was "BOOG," which is short for "boogaloo". One statement appears to read "stop the duopoly".

From Wikipedia: "The boogaloo movement, members of which are often referred to as boogaloo boys or boogaloo bois, is a loosely organized American far-right extremist movement. Members generally identify as a libertarian citizen-militia, and say they are preparing for a coming second American civil war, which they call the "boogaloo". Widespread use of the term dates from late 2019, and members use the term (including variations, so as to avoid social media crackdowns), to refer to violent uprisings against the federal government or left-wing political opponents, often anticipated to follow government confiscation of firearms."

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More background from a news report on KRON:

"While Carillo was still on the run and bleeding, he apparently scrawled a message in blood on the back of the white sedan that he fled in, photographs sent by a witness to KRON4 show.

"One message says, “Stop The Duality.” The second message is illegible.

"Carrillo was also heard yelling “stop the duality” in a cellphone video recorded as he was being led away in handcuffs by deputies. He’s also recorded berating the deputies during his arrest, telling them, “This is why I’m sick of these god d**n police. This is what I’m sick of.”"

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From an article in the Pajaronian:

"Erhardt, who runs his own financial planning company, said he kept in touch with Carrillo via Facebook, and spoke with him recently about his financial future. He said that news of the attack came as a bombshell."

"While Carrillo made his disdain for police brutality known through Facebook posts over the past few weeks—he is a self-proclaimed Libertarian who is against government involvement and wants to abolish the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms—there was no indication he was considering a violent attack, Erhardt said."

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Alleged killer’s former fellow serviceman speaks out after Ben Lomond shooting
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