June 6, 2022

USA: Militant BLM Supporter Sentenced To 41 Years For Murdering Federal Officer and Attempted Murder For Role In Drive-By Shooting At Federal Courthouse In Oakland. Commie Media Reporting He's Far-Right.

US Dept of Justice
and Attempted Murder for Role in Drive-By Shooting at Federal Courthouse in Oakland
Friday, June 3, 2022

Defendant faces separate state charges in Santa Cruz County for Ben Lomond shooting.

SAN FRANCISCO - Steven Carrillo was sentenced today to 41 years in prison for murder and attempted murder in connection with the May 29, 2020, drive-by shooting at the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Oakland, California, announced U.S. Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent in Charge Tatum King, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent in Charge Sean Ragan, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) San Francisco Field Division Special Agent in Charge Patrick T. Gorman. Protective Services Officer Dave Patrick Underwood was killed in the attack and a second security contractor was wounded. Today’s sentence was handed down by the Hon. Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, United States District Judge.

Carrillo, 34 of Ben Lomond, pleaded guilty to the federal charges on February 11, 2022. According to the plea agreement Carrillo admitted that he intended to kill the two officers and acted with premeditation by firing on the officers from a van driven by another individual. Carrillo agreed that his killing of Officer Underwood was first degree murder as defined by the federal statute at 18 U.S.C. § 1111. Carrillo also admitted that during the months before the shooting, he aligned himself with an anti-government ideology and wanted to carry out violent acts against federal law enforcement, in particular.

Carrillo posted messages and writings on social media sites during the weeks leading up to the shooting, describing the timing as favorable for the destruction of the government. Carrillo admitted that on May 29, 2020, he posted social media comments referring to the ongoing protests over the killing of George Floyd, and he made plans to travel to an area in Oakland where protests were expected that night. Carrillo admitted that he went to the protests with another individual, and Carrillo brought firearms and incendiary devices in a van driven by the other individual. After observing the protests, federal building and courthouse, and surrounding area, at approximately 9:44 p.m., while the other individual drove the van, Carrillo fired approximately 19 shots at the two security officers, killing Officer Underwood and wounding a second security officer with life-threatening and permanent injuries. In addition, Carrillo agreed and recommended to the court that a reasonable and appropriate disposition of this case would be 41 years in prison and a lifetime term of supervised release.

Carrillo was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 25, 2020, for his role in the May 29 shooting at the Oakland Federal Courthouse. Carrillo pleaded guilty to use of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence resulting in death, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 924(j)(1) and attempted murder of a person assisting an officer or employee of the U.S. Government, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1114(3), 1111, and 2.

Carrillo came into federal custody following his arrest on June 6, 2020, by Santa Cruz County authorities stemming from his alleged involvement in a separate shooting that day in Ben Lomond that resulted in the death of a Santa Cruz County Deputy Sheriff and injuries to other law enforcement personnel.

In addition to imposing the prison term, Judge Gonzalez Rogers also scheduled a hearing for September 1, 2022, in San Francisco, to consider restitution claims for the victims of Carrillo’s conduct.

The United States Attorney’s Office’s Organized Crime Strike Force is prosecuting this case with assistance from the National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section. The case is being investigated by the FBI, the ATF, the FPS, and the U.S. Marshal Service with assistance from the Oakland Police Department and the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office.
ABC7 News Bay Area published June 7, 2020: 32-year-old military police officer arrested on suspicion of killing Santa Cruz, California deputy. The ABC7 I-Team has new information about the suspect in the death of Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller. Here's what we know about 32-year-old Steven Carrillo and why the FBI is investigating a possible link between the Santa Cruz and Oakland shootings.
Steven Carrillo hated police and he openly supported Antifa and BLM fighting for the same anti-police cause after the Georgy Floyd incident. But the CIA controlled media today and Leftist verified blue check mark accounts on social media want the public to believe Carrillo is a White Supremacist American Patriot Trump supporter. Can you see how messed up they are? (emphasis mine)
ABC7 News
written by Dan Noyes
Sunday, June 7, 2020

BEN LOMOND, Calif. (KGO) -- A Santa Cruz County deputy was killed and other officers were injured after an ambush on Saturday, Sheriff Jim Hart said.

On Sunday, the FBI revealed it is looking into a possible link between the Santa Cruz County killing and the death of an officer outside the federal building in Oakland last month.

Around 1:30 p.m. Saturday, the sheriff's office received a report of a suspicious van on a turnout at Jamison Creek Road near Ben Lomond. The caller said they saw guns and bomb-making devices inside the vehicle.

When deputies arrived at the scene they saw the van leave and followed the vehicle. As the van pulled into a driveway on Waldeberg Drive, the officers were ambushed with gunfire and many improvised explosives, Hart said.

Sergeant Damon Gutzwiller, 38, was shot and taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

"In my 32-year career, this is the worst day I've ever experienced," Sheriff Jim Hart said as he began the news conference.

Gutzwiller worked for the sheriff's office since 2006 and is survived by his wife, young child and another on the way. Hart described him as a courageous, intelligent, sensitive and caring man.

"Words cannot express the pain we feel for Damon and his family," Sheriff Jim Hart said, "He was the kind of person we all hope to be. Today, we lost a hero. We are grateful to have known him and we mourn with his family."

During the ambush, another officer was struck by either gunshot or shrapnel from the explosives, then struck by a getaway vehicle, Hart said. The officer was taken to the hospital and officials say they are in stable condition and expected to recover.

Calls of carjacking soon followed as officers from other departments arrived to the scene.

The FBI confirmed to ABC7 that the agency is looking into a possible connection between the Santa Cruz County shooting and the shooting death of Officer Pat Underwood in Oakland last month.

Security officer Underwood was shot and killed near George Floyd protests in Oakland on the night of May 29.

The FBI is now looking for a white van in connection to that shooting.

In a statement on Sunday, the FBI said, "We are actively working with the Santa Cruz Co Sherriff's Department to see if there are any connections to the shooting at the Oakland federal building. At this time, we have no new information to release."

The suspect, Steven Carrillo of Ben Lomond, was shot during his arrest and transported to the hospital. Hart said Carrillo is expected to survive and will be arrested for the murder of Sergeant Gutzwiller and other felonies.

The ABC7 I-Team has new information on Carrillo 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.

His former colleagues are baffled that, in effect, a cop would target cops. His friend, Justin Ehrhardt, is a retired Air Force military police officer.

"It just breaks my heart, the officers who were impacted and their families, we're supposed to be on the same side."

Ehrhardt told ABC7 News' Dan Noyes that he spoke with Carrillo just a month ago, about his plans to retire from the service.

(Carrillo) "Was looking forward to getting out of California, but there was nothing even brought up in a negative light bbout anything with police at all.," Ehrhardt said.

Carrillo's Facebook page has been taken down, but Noyes captured his profile picture that lists him as a Libertarian and his friends have been sending screenshots from the past month. It's clear Carrillo was growing increasingly upset about police excessive force. On June 5 he wrote, "Who need antifa to start riots when you have the police to do it for you..."

Just minutes before Saturday's killing, he posted this from the Holocaust Museum - "the early warning signs of Fascism".

Justin Ehrhardt tells Dan Noyes that Carrillo was also having a hard time with his wife's suicide in 2018. She was an Air Force Airman 1st Class, found dead in an off-base hotel in South Carolina.

"A lot of regret, I think was there and it was just challenging for him. But even with all that none of us the people I talked to who were stationed with him even once thought this would happen at all," Ehrhardt said.

Sources tell ABC7 News' Dan Noyes that the ATF has taken a shell casing from the shooting in Ben Lomond to the lab in Washington, DC to be compared to the shooting at the Federal Building in Oakland. This is a very active investigation.

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