“Boogaloo” group members accused of deleting digital evidence

A federal grand jury in San Francisco Friday indicted four men, all allegedly members of an extremist militia group, in connection with a scheme to destroy digital files and online chats linked to the 2020 murder of a federal security officer in Oakland.

In May 2020, a drive-by shooting killed federal Protective Service Officer David Patrick Underwood and wounded a second security officer outside the Federal Courthouse at 1301 Clay St. in Oakland.

The shooting led to a manhunt that ended days later, on June 6, when authorities tracked down suspect Steven Carrillo in Ben Lomond. However, a shootout resulted in Carrillo shooting and killing Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller and injuring a second deputy.