Accused California Cop Killer Linked To Right-Wing Extremist Boogaloo Movement
An active-duty U.S. Air Force sergeant charged in the fatal shooting last week of a Santa Cruz County, California, deputy sheriff and critically injuring another has been linked to the militant right-wing Boogaloo movement.
Steven Carrillo, 32, is also a suspect in the fatal shooting last month of Federal Protective Services officer Dave Patrick, who was patrolling a federal building during nearby anti-racism protests in Oakland, a law enforcement source told the San Jose Mercury News.
Carrillo allegedly scrawled the letters “boog,” for Boogaloo, in blood on the hood of a car along with a phrase linked to the group as he fled police last Saturday, NBC News reported. “Boogaloo” is code for a violent insurrection by the right-wing followers.
The phrase written on the car, “I became unreasonable,” is part of a call to arms by members of the group who appear on social media sites armed and urging followers to “become unreasonable.” It’s not clear whose blood was used; Carrillo was shot by police before his capture.
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