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SAN JOSE, Calif. — For the first time, the U.S. Department of Justice has linked a Texas man accused of shooting up a Minnesota police precinct in May to the U.S. Air Force sergeant who allegedly targeted and murdered a federal officer in Oakland one day later, saying the loosely organized extremist movement known as the Boogaloo Bois coordinated as they targeted law enforcement officials and structures across the country.
“Go for police buildings,” a suspected Boogaloo Boi named Ivan Hunter, a Texas resident, allegedly messaged Steven Carrillo on Facebook. The message was sent hours after Carrillo and a man he met on a Boogaloo Facebook group allegedly drove to downtown Oakland where Carrillo opened fire at a security booth at the federal building, killing Federal Protective Services officer Patrick Dave Underwood.
“I did better lol,” was Carrillo’s reply, federal authorities say.
These conversations, detailed by FBI agents in court records that were unsealed this week, give the public its first glimpse into allegations that Boogaloo Bois have acted in concert while carrying out high-profile attacks against police. Federal authorities have alleged that members had discussed violence against law enforcement for months before they took advantage of widespread protests after the George Floyd killing to carry them out.
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