VIDEO: Gunfight with Calif. Cop Killer
The sex offender who ambushed and killed two Santa Cruz (Calif.) Police officers Tuesday was wearing body armor when he died in a hail of police gunfire.
Jeremy Goulet, a 35-year-old coffee house worker, had taken the service weapons from Sgt. Loren Baker and Det. Elizabeth Butler after fatally shooting the two officers outside his residence, reports the Santa Cruz Sentinel.
Goulet then stole Sgt. Baker's unmarked car and drove it to a Whole Foods market several blocks away, where he opened fire on officers and Santa Cruz County Sheriff's deputies. He was shot and killed.
Goulet's father has described him as a "ticking time bomb" who vowed not to go back to prison. Goulet spent a decade in the military, first in the Marine Corps Reserves then three years in the Army. He was trained as a military policeman and served as a Blackhawk helicopter pilot. He had no active duty deployments, reports the Mercury News.
Goulet had served jail time for sex and weapons charges.