Feb. 28 - The man who shot dead two Santa Cruz police officers was wearing body armour and had three guns in his possession, police say. Sarah Charlton reports.
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Gunfire breaks out in California's Santa Cruz, where two police officers were shot dead.
Sgt. Loran Baker and detective Elizabeth Butler were killed on Tuesday (February 26), by a gunman identified as 35-year-old Jeremy Goulet.
He was later shot dead by police.
Officers say Goulet had three handguns and was wearing body armour.
SOUNDBITE: (English) SANTA CRUZ COUNTY SHERIFF PHIL WOWAK, SAYING :
"We know that he was distraught. We know now that he had intentions of potentially harming people and or the police. (OVERLAID WITH FOOTAGE FROM SCENE) The officers that engaged Goulet stopped an imminent threat to the community and neutralized that problem before it reached out and harmed the people we are sworn to protect."
Police said the officers came under fire as they conducted an investigation.
Santa Cruz has already suffered two shootings this month, including a drive-by that left a local resident dead.
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