A 32-year-old Air Force sergeant who was arrested earlier this month in the fatal ambush of a Santa Cruz County, California, deputy was also charged yesterday (June 16th) in the killing of a federal security officer in Oakland last month during protests that followed George Floyd's death. Federal officer Dave Patrick Underwood was killed and another officer was critically wounded in the drive-by attack on May 29th as they were guarding the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building. Officials say Staff Sergeant Steve Carrillo and another man, Robert Justus, went to Oakland with the aim of killing police, using the protests as cover. Justus was also charged with murder and attempted murder. Eight days later, Carrillo ambushed officers who came to his home after they found an abandoned van that belonged to him that had ammunition, firearms and bomb-making equipment inside, killing Sergeant Damon Gutzwiller and critically injuring another deputy. He managed to escape, but was later captured and arrested.
'Boogaloo' Movement:Investigators say Carrillo is associated with the far-right extremist "Boogaloo" movement. Among the evidence, he used his own blood to write "boog" and "I became unreasonable" on the hood of a vehicle he carjacked, phrases associated with the extremist movement that wants a violent uprising or second civil war. Boogaloo groups online often post about targeting police and federal agencies.