Suspected Cop Killer Charged In 2 Shootings Linked To Right-Wing Extremist Group

Megan Everts

Steven Carrillo was charged for two fatal shootings and was linked to the right-wing extremist Boogaloo Movement.

Travis Air Force Sgt. Steven Carrillo has been charged for two different fatal shootings of protective officers and has been linked to a right-wing extremist group, reported CBS SF BayArea.

  • Prosecutors filed a murder and other charges against Carrillo “in the shooting death of Federal Protective Service officer Dave Underwood, who was killed in a hail of gunfire during a night of George Floyd unrest on May 29 while he stood watch over Oakland’s federal building.”
  • Prior to being charged for this, he “was already in custody in Santa Cruz County jail for the special enhancement murder of Santa Cruz sheriff’s Department Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller and the attempted murder of several other deputies in an ambush on June 6th in the mountain community of Ben Lomond.”
  • These two crimes were linked because the same white 1992 Ford Cargo van was used for both of them.
  • In a vehicle belonging to Carrillo, investigators found an armored vest that “contained a distinct patch and slogans… [that] linked the suspected gunman to the Boogaloo Movement,” a “right-wing extremist group that harbors a mistrust of law enforcement and the government.”
  • These two attacks “were similar in the way the alleged gunman surprised law enforcement officers.”
  • Robert Justice, of Millbrae, was “also arrested in connection with the federal courthouse shooting” as the driver of the van.

Carrillo was a “Phoenix Raven Team Leader” at Travis Air Force Base, “having completed a rigorous two-week, 12-hour-a-day course at McGuire that ‘covers cross-cultural awareness, legal considerations, embassy operations, explosive ordnance awareness and more.’”

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