followed. Goulet moved from the back of his home on Branciforte to Doyle
Street, Wowak said.
Some residents tried to leave their homes, but were shooed back inside by deputies with guns, witnesses said.
By then, a Santa Cruz Fire Department ladder truck was parked on Doyle Street in response to the officers who were shot, said Santa Cruz Fire Deputy Chief Mark Ramos.
Customers of Whole Foods and other busy shops near Doyle Drive were in the parking lot, while nearby residents came out to the fire truck, near three firefighters assigned to the engine.
When deputies and police spotted Goulet, he was pinned against a garage door, according to the Associated Press. Goulet opened fire on everyone.
Police fired back in a barrage of gunfire. A firefighter -- whose name was not released Wednesday -- tackled and shielded a woman on the ground while the rest of the crew got bystanders out of the way as at least four bullets flew overhead and struck the ladder truck, Ramos said.
Goulet was shot dead. No one was injured, but everyone was "shaken up," Ramos said. "I think everybody's in shock. We're sharing our sadness and grief with the rest of the city."
Megan Kausch, a Capitola resident, was sitting outside Whole Foods when the gunfight began.
"It was so loud, so many bullets back and forth," she said.
Goulet's Family Reacts
Goulet's father Ronald said his son texted his twin brother Tuesday, saying, "I'm in big trouble, I love you," the father told the AP.
"Jeff texted back and Jeremy wouldn't answer, and next thing we know he was shot and killed," he said.
Ronald Goulet told the AP that his son's problems with the law often stemmed from urges to spy on women.
"He's got one problem: peeping in windows," his father said. "I asked him, 'Why don't you just go to a strip club?' "
For several hours, authorities kept three schools and neighborhoods on lockdown, as they searched homes near the shooting to make sure there were no other suspects. No one was found, and police reopened streets near the shooting scenes hours later.
An unknown number of deputies and police who fired at Goulet were on paid administrative leave Wednesday, said deputy April Skalland.
Since the shooting, Vogel, the police chief, said "the outpouring of support has been phenomenal."
In addition to the support from law enforcement agencies in four other counties as well as every agency in Santa Cruz County, Vogel said condolence messages poured in from across the state and country.
State Attorney General Kamala Harris offered her prayers.
"These dedicated law enforcement professionals, who died in brave service to the people of California, will never be forgotten," she said.
Baker and Butler are the ninth and 10th law enforcement officers to be killed in the line of duty in Santa Cruz County history. There have been four homicides in Santa Cruz this year, bringing the total in Santa Cruz County to six.
In California this year, they are the fifth and sixth police officers to be killed, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page, a nonprofit group.
Wowak asked witnesses, especially with photos or videos of Tuesday's shooting, to contact investigators at www.scsheriff.com, 831-454-2311 or the anonymous tipline at 831-454-5995.
Line-of-duty Deaths in Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office
Deputy Michael Gray
Undersheriff Richard Rountree
Sept. 5, 1925
Sheriff Howard Trafton
Sept. 5, 1925
California Highway Patrol, Santa Cruz County
Officer John Pedro
June 3, 2002
Cause: Car crash during pursuit
Lt. Michael Walker
Dec. 31, 2005
Cause: Hit by vehicle while assisting stranded driver
Officer Donald Albert Hoover
Cause: Motorcycle crash
Officer John Whalen
Oct. 25, 1920
Night Watchman John Wesley Alford
Feb. 7, 1897
Scotts Valley police
UC Santa Cruz POlice
SOURCES: Law enforcement agencies, www.odmp.org
HOW TO HELP
Bay Federal Credit Union is accepting donations for the families of Santa Cruz police Sgt. Loran "Butch" Baker and detective Elizabeth Butler.
Checks should be made payable to the Santa Cruz Police Officers Association and mailed to 3333 Clares St., Capitola, CA 95010. Donations also can be made at any Bay Federal branch.
In addition, the Police Officers Association and Police Department have set up a "Baker/Butler Scholarship Fund" with Wells Fargo. Anyone can go to any Wells Fargo branch anywhere in the country and make a deposit to this account number #999 245 1154.
City finance chief Marcus Pimental said the city also will accept donations mailed to 809 Center St., Room 101, Santa Cruz CA 95060 to the attention of the Baker/Butler Scholarship Fund.
'We will also take credit card donations over the phone during normal business hours (831-420-5070) with no cost to donors,' Pimental said. 'All funds received by Wells Fargo or to the City's Finance Department address will be held in a special trust to be distributed to the detectives' families.'
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