Suspect in Santa Cruz Co. deputy ambush believed to be behind federal officer's death, source says

Thursday, June 11, 2020
BEN LOMOND, Calif. (KGO) -- The U.S. Air Force sergeant suspected of killing a Santa Cruz County deputy is now believed to have had a hand in the killing of a federal officer in Oakland.

That's according to our media partners at the Bay Area News Group.

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Steven Carrillo was arrested on Saturday after authorities say he opened fire and deputies in Ben Lomond, killing Sergeant Damon Gutzwiller.

As Dan Noyes and the ABC7 News I-Team have been reporting, the FBI was investigating whether Carrillo had been involved in a shooting that killed a security officer at the Oakland Federal Building last month.

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Dan's sources confirmed a white van was involved in both incidents and that investigators were researching Carrillo's cellphone tower pings to track his whereabouts.

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