The Air Force sergeant linked to a far-right extremist “Boogaloo” movement who allegedly gunned down a sheriff’s deputy in California earlier this month has been charged with killing a federal security officer in May, a report said Tuesday.
Steven Carrillo, 32, was hit with murder and attempted murder charges for the slaying of officer Dave Patrick Underwood on May 29 in Oakland amid protests in the city over the killing of George Floyd, NBC Bay Area reported.
Carrillo, a staff sergeant in the Air Force, allegedly opened fire in a drive-by shooting that night, killing Underwood and wounding another federal officer.
When he was charged Tuesday, Carrillo was already locked up for allegedly killing Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller during a pursuit on June 6.
Carrillo allegedly killed Gutzwiller, wounded another deputy and threw pipe bombs at police after reports about a suspicious van laden with guns and bomb-making devices.
Before he was arrested, Carrillo wrote “boog” and “I became unreasonable” in blood on the hood of a vehicle, according to NBC News.
The anti-government movement, which began on the extremist site 4chan, seeks to start a second American civil war. Three members of the fringe group who wanted to incite a riot in Las Vegas in an alleged attempt to overthrow the US government have recently been arrested.
The phrase “I became unreasonable” has emerged as a meme in public Boogaloo communities in social media, including on Facebook, where a man was seen holding a Boogaloo flag during a protest along with the words “become unreasonable,” NBC News reported.
Carrillo is being held without bail in Monterey County. He’s expected to appear in court on Wednesday.
Additional reporting by Yaron Steinbuch
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