In a press conference held at the Santa Cruz Police Department late this morning, Santa Cruz Country Sheriff Phil Wowak gave new information to the public regarding Tuesday’s slaying of two police officers. Sheriff Wowak revealed that officers Baker and Butler were in the process of interviewing Goulet, and had been speaking with him for around 10 minute,s through a closed door, when Goulet left that door. When he re-appared, he immediately shot them with .45 caliber handgun registered to him, killing both officers. Wowak also said that neither officer was wearing body armor, as they only intended to have a conversation with Goulet. Even if they had been, said Wowak, the two slain officers had no time to respond to Goulet’s attack, and would have been killed anyway.
It was also discovered that Goulet was in possession of his passport and a plane ticket to New Mexico for a flight that was leaving later this week. Investigations are still underway to figure out what Goulet was intending to do.
Goulet has been in trouble with the law before; he has been arrested or investigated several times for sex related crimes. Goulet was arrested in Hawaii on rape charges, and faced an investigation in Santa Cruz County of inappropriately touching a female minor and sexually harassing a coworker.