Steven Carrillo, allegedly linked to the Boogaloo movement, pleads guilty to the fatal 2020 shooting of a federal guard
Steven Carrillo, who was an active duty staff sergeant stationed at Travis Air Force Base at the time of the shooting, admitted his actions resulted in the death of Dave Patrick Underwood, a Federal Protective Services officer , while another officer was injured, the judge told the department.
Carrillo, 33, “admitted that he aligned himself with an anti-government movement and wanted to commit acts of violence against federal law enforcement officers.” the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California said in the statement, adding that Carrillo “regularly discussed and encouraged violence against law enforcement.”
Carrillo admitted to riding in a van with another individual and monitoring protests over the killing of George Floyd, the federal compound and surrounding areas on May 29, 2020, according to the Department of Justice statement.
While the other person was driving the van, Carrillo opened the rear passenger-side sliding door and fired approximately 19 rounds at the officers, killing one officer and injuring another.
Citing a plea deal, the US attorney’s office said the federal government would not seek the death penalty. Prosecutors have recommended a sentence of 41 years in prison as well as “life probation”.
Judge Gonzalez Rogers of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has scheduled a procedure to determine whether to accept the plea agreement.
Carrillo’s attorney did not respond to CNN’s request for comment.
At that time, U.S. Attorney David Anderson said Carrillo had symbols related to the Boogaloo movement.
During the 2020 shooting with Santa Cruz sheriff’s deputies, Carrillo used his own blood to write Boogaloo phrases on a vehicle he allegedly hijacked as he tried to flee, Anderson said, describing the evidence found in the case.
Carrillo was a team leader for the Phoenix Raven, a highly trained security team that monitors US Air Force aircraft in areas of high terrorism and crime overseas, according to US Department of Security records. defense.
He served in Kuwait, Texas and Utah.