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Former soldier who killed two police had history of problems

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — There was no warning before Jeremy Goulet flung open his door and opened fire on two police detectives, killing them. But there was more than a decade of signs leading up to the shootings that indicated Goulet was, as his father said Wednesday, a “ticking time bomb.”

The quiet beach town of Santa Cruz was reeling as teary-eyed law enforcement leaders struggled to explain how Goulet, 35, had killed police detectives Sergeant Loran Butch Baker and Elizabeth Butler.

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