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California sheriff: Gunman 'very intent' on killing police

Staff Sgt. Steven Carrillo
Posted at 8:01 AM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 11:01:19-04

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — (AP) — An Air Force sergeant and leader in an elite military security force was armed with homemade bombs, an AR-15 rifle and other weapons and had a desire to harm police when he launched a deadly attack on unsuspecting officers.

Staff Sgt. Steven Carrillo has been arrested on suspicion of fatally shooting a Santa Cruz sheriff’s sergeant and wounding two other officers.

The FBI also is investigating if Carrillo has any links to the shooting death of a federal officer outside the U.S. courthouse in Oakland more than a week ago. Both involved shooters in a van.