SANTA CRUZ (CBS/AP) — The father of the suspect in the shooting of two Santa Cruz police officers said his son was a ticking time bomb who had contempt for police and the justice system.
Ronald Goulet told The Associated Press that his 35-year-old son, Jeremy Goulet, had numerous run-ins with the law previously and swore he would never go back to jail.
Santa Cruz County Sheriff Phil Wowak said Wednesday that body armor and guns were found on 35-year-old Jeremy Goulet after he was shot and killed by authorities.
Jeremy Goulet is accused of shooting Sgt. Loran Butch Baker and detective Elizabeth Butler during an altercation at the home of the coffee shop worker, according to police and the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s office.
They were shot while following up on allegations Goulet made inappropriate sexual advances on a co-worker at her home, authorities said. Goulet was arrested Friday and was fired the next day, The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported.
The elder Goulet told the San Francisco Chronicle late Tuesday his son had texted his twin brother in the afternoon to say he was in trouble.
“Why was he on the run? I’m just trying to hang with it, to make sense of it,” he said.