Employees at the beachfront Kind Grind coffeeshop have been talking about Jeremy Peter Goulet, the 35-year-old suspect authorities say fatally shot two Santa Cruz police officers Tuesday on Branciforte Avenue before other officers killed him in a shootout.
But an employee at the coffeeshop who answered the phone Wednesday said "We're not making any statements" about Goulet or his recently ended employment at Kind Grind.
Around the corner in the same building at Cafe El Palomar, an employee told Santa Cruz Patch she'd heard Goulet had worked at the Kind Grind until Saturday. But she referred questions back to employees at the Kind Grind.
Business was brisk Wednesday afternoon at both businesses on East Cliff Drive.
Goulet was a suspect in a misdemeanor sexual assault case when Santa Cruz police Det. Sgt. Loran "Butch" Baker and Detective Elizabeth Butler approached the door of Goulet's residence Tuesday afternoon, Santa Cruz County Sheriff Phil Wowak said at a news conference Wednesday morning.
The ensuing gunfire, deaths of two police officers, and final shootout rattled all of Santa Cruz County and reverberated through the law enforcement community statewide.
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