Two Officers Injured, One Deputy Sheriff Killed in an Ambush in California

We have some sad news to share from out in the Santa Cruz, California areas as a deputy sheriff was shot and killed in an ambush earlier Sunday, which also left another two fellow officers injured at the scene.

One America News Network (OANN) said in a post that Sergeant Damon Gutzwiller, 38, responded to calls regarding a suspicious van in that area.


The van took off from the scene and opened fire on the officers, killing Guntzwiller. Another deputy and a California Highway Patrol (CHP) were also injured in the incident.

The alleged shooter, Steven Carillo, was also shot during his capture and arrested by authorities shortly after.

Carillo (Photo Courtesy:

Carillo, who is an active duty member that served for the U.S. Air Force, is currently being treated for his injuries at a local hospital, and will be charged with first-degree murder.

Guntzwiller was survived by his pregnant wife, and his first child.

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