Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller was killed last night in an ambush attack in northern California.
A second officer was wounded in the attack.
Damon’s wife is pregnant with their second child.
BREAKING: Video of a man taken into custody on Alba Road in Ben Lomond. The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office is asking people to avoid the area because of a “shooting”. A viewer sent us this video. pic.twitter.com/iAUKtulfyc
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Police arrested Steven Carrillo was arrested and will face murder charges.
Here is his arrest photo.
The booking photo for Steven Carrillo. He’s the suspect in a deadly ambush targeting deputies in Santa Cruz County yesterday afternoon. Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller was killed in the attack. pic.twitter.com/GroFa6hsqj
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The UPI reported:
One sheriff’s office deputy was shot dead and another wounded during an ambush with gunfire and explosives in Santa Cruz in Northern California.
Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller, 38, was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead Saturday afternoon, the department posted on Facebook. Sheriff Jim Hart hopes a second unnamed deputy hospitalized is “going to be OK” after being shot or struck by shrapnel and struck by a car as the suspect fled the area.
Steven Carrillo, a resident of Ben Lomond, about 35 miles south of San Jose — where the incident occurred — was apprehended and will face murder charges and additional felony counts. Carrillo was treated at a hospital after being shot. B
Around 1:30 p.m. Saturday, the sheriff’s office received a report of a suspicious van. Guns and bomb making materials were visible inside the van, according to the sheriff’s office.