Sacto 9-1-1
October 25, 2013
Roseville standoff ends: Shooting suspect taken into custody

Sammy Duran, suspect in officer shooting .jpgBy Ed Fletcher, Stephen Magagnini and Richard Chang

A parolee wanted in the shooting of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent and two Roseville police officers was taken into custody after a manhunt and standoff that lasted more than nine hours, Roseville police announced about 12:30 a.m. Saturday.

Sacramento Bee photographer Hector Amezcua was at the scene at the time and reported via Twitter: "Sammy Duran taken into custody."

SWAT sent in a robot to establish communication and ordered the suspect to come out, according to a tweet from the City of Roseville shortly after 1 a.m.: "Suspect came out from house unarmed, taken into custody."

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Duran was being taken to a local hospital for medical clearance, then to Roseville's jail for booking and then to Placer County jail, according to another tweet from the City of Roseville. Duran was transported via ambulance.

Four law enforcement officers were wounded in a sporadic gunbattle that lasted late into the night Friday in southwest Roseville after a failed afternoon attempt to take Duran, a wanted parolee, into custody. Roseville officers teamed with a federal agent on the initial action.

Duran, 32, had holed up in a house in the 600 block of Hampton Drive.

None of the injuries to officers appear to be life-threatening, authorities said. Roseville city officials said Duran is a wanted parolee who has lived in Roseville for some time and with whom police have had previous contact.

"He didn't want to go to jail. He is a wanted parolee," said Roseville police Lt. Cal Walstad when asked about motivation. He said the suspect was armed with an assault-type weapon.

The incident began at 3:09 p.m. Roseville dispatch reported that a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent was down. Officers from agencies across the region raced to the scene in an attempt to contain the suspect. The commotion snarled traffic for hours.

The ICE agent was shot near Riverside Avenue and Darling Way, not far from Mark White Neighborhood Park, which was named after a slain Roseville police officer.

"Roseville Police Department was the lead on the enforcement action, and we were working collaboratively with them," said Virginia Kice, ICE spokeswoman.

The ICE agent was in stable condition after being shot in the leg.

"He's stable, he's alert, he's sitting up, he's going to be all right. That's fortunate," Kice said Friday afternoon.

Local streets were closed off, law enforcement officers from multiple agencies were in place and residents were warned to stay in their homes.

An intense manhunt ensued in the area. About two hours later, the suspect ran into a home in the 600 block of Hampton Drive, apparently kicking in a side door, according to a law enforcement source not authorized to speak about the incident.

The suspect and the residents, a woman and a child, were inside the home for a short period. One of the residents called 911 and they were directed to leave the home through a sliding glass door, where officers received them unharmed, Walstad said.

As officers sought to secure the property, two Roseville police officers were shot from within the home, police said.

One officer was shot in the shoulder and the other in the jaw, Walstad said. Another officer was injured by shrapnel, he said. One Roseville officer is in serious condition and two others are in stable condition.

Several distinct volleys of shots could be heard coming from the home during the standoff.

As SWAT teams and armored equipment from various agencies encircled the home, police negotiators engaged in an off-and-on dialogue in hopes of ending the situation without more bloodshed.

Early Friday evening, Roseville Police Chief Daniel Hahn emerged from Sutter Roseville Medical Center after checking in on the injured officers.

He said he can't remember an incident in his career that resulted in as many injuries to officers.

"It's an unfortunately reality of our business. All these officers and a federal agent came to do their job," Hahn said.

"This is what can happen in an incident. All these officers were protecting our city and doing their jobs."

City Manager Ray Kerridge thanked the officers - one of whom was released from the hospital Friday night after taking shrapnel to the face - for their service.

"We remain hopeful for all of the injured officers' recovery and grateful for their dedication. We appreciate the cooperation and understanding of the community in this intense situation," Kerridge said.

During the standoff, residents living within six blocks of the Hampton Drive residence were not allowed to return to their homes.

To accommodate displaced residents, the city opened the Maidu Community Center, 1550 Maidu Dr., as a temporary shelter.

The initial shooting and the subsequent police standoff shook the calm of the usually quiet suburban city.

"It's kind of intense. You watch it on TV, but you don't know what it's like until you're here," said Jose Uribe, 15, whose haircut at a barber shop on Riverside Avenue was interrupted by gunfire.

As the incident stretched into the evening, Walstad said police would talk as long as the suspect wanted.

"The longer we talk to him, the better it is. Communication is good," he said Friday evening.

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PHOTO: The suspect in Friday's officer shooting is identified as Sammy Duran. Credit: City of Roseville

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