Air Force Sergeant Faces Murder Charges in Killing of Santa Cruz Deputy   


Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Deputy Killed, Air Force Sergeant Facing Murder Charges

A man who was arrested in the killing of a Santa Cruz Sheriff’s deputy was charged with murder and faced life imprisonment.

Air Force Sgt. Steven Carrillo was scheduled to be arraigned Friday. According to the authorities, Carrillo was linked to another deadly shooting of a police officer.

An investigation by the authorities also linked Carrillo to Oakland shooting outside a federal courthouse that left Federal Security Officer David Underwood dead two weeks ago.

Carrillo was stationed at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield and was trained in explosives and tactics at the time of the killings.

In an attack allegedly carried out by Carrillo Saturday, Santa Cruz Sheriff’s deputy Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller, 38, was killed and another deputy was injured.

Carrillo faced 19 charges Thursday. He was accused of killing Gutzwiller and attempting to kill four other officers and possessing destructive devices and the components to make others.