Sacto 9-1-1
October 29, 2013
Roseville shootout suspect charged with 7 counts of attempted murder


By Bill Lindelof and Ed Fletcher

Seven counts of attempted murder and other charges were filed today against Samuel Nathan Duran, the suspect in a lengthy recent shootout and standoff with law enforcement in Roseville.

Duran made a brief court appearance this afternoon, where he was assigned a public defender. The suspect was scheduled for arraignment at 1:30 p.m., but the proceeding was delayed until Friday at the request of his newly assigned attorney. It is expected that Duran will enter a plea at that time.

Duran allegedly wounded six law enforcement officers before being taken into custody early Saturday.

Duran, 32, was charged in a complaint with seven counts of attempted murder of a peace officer, and seven counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm on a peace officer.

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Duran.JPGDuran, who holed up in a house occupied by a young family during the shootout with police, is also charged with burglary and two counts of false imprisonment.

He is also charged with two counts of making criminal threats, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon.

He is currently being housed in the Placer County jail and is ineligible for bail.

The charges stem from a violent confrontation with police that began on Friday. A task force of crime-suppression officers working on incidents at nearby apartment complexes rolled by a park near the 200 block of Sixth Street at 3:03 p.m. Friday and saw Duran riding a bike nearby.

The group, which included a U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement officer who recently joined the task force, recognized Duran as a wanted parolee and gave chase.

The ICE agent went after him on foot, while two others remained in their vehicle.

Police say Duran opened fire with a handgun, hitting the ICE officer in a leg, causing the arrival of more than 100 law enforcement officials from nearly a dozen agencies to the area.

Police again exchanged gunfire with Duran as he ran through the neighborhood. Eventually, he broke into a home in the 600 block of Hampton Drive, terrifying a couple and their young child before they fled to safety.

Police say Duran fired from the house twice, blasting through a wall and a window and starting a siege that lasted for more than six hours.

He finally agreed to surrender, emerging from the home and being taken away on an ambulance gurney.

Since 2002, Duran has violated his parole at least eight times. His record includes possession of a controlled substance, corporal injury upon a spouse and resisting an officer.

On May 27, 2009, Duran - a documented gang member - was sentenced to seven years, two months for attempted carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon. He served three years before being released on parole in November 2012.

On July 19, 2013, following several failed attempts to contact Duran, his parole agent officially reported him missing and asked the court to issue an arrest warrant.

PHOTO CREDIT: Samuel Duran, the suspect in Friday's shooting in Roseville appears in Placer County Superior Court on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 in Auburn. Duran was appointed a public defender and is scheduled to appear in court again this coming Friday. Randy Pench, Sacramento Bee.

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