Sacto 9-1-1
November 1, 2013
Alleged Roseville shooter pleads not guilty

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By Ed Fletcher
efletcher@sacbee.com

Samuel Nathan Duran, the alleged Roseville shooting suspect who held law enforcement at bay for hours last week, entered a not guilty plea this morning to an array of charges, including seven counts of attempted murder of a police officer.

The plea was made through Duran's attorney in a short appearance in Placer County Superior Court. Duran's next court date is Nov. 8.

Duran's family, who were in attendance in the Auburn courtroom, did not comment. He will continue to be held without bail in Placer County Jail.

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Duran is facing life in prison if convicted, according to the Placer County District Attorney's Office. He has previously been convicted of assault with a deadly weapon and attempted carjacking, both "strikes" under California's "10-20-life" law.

Duran allegedly wounded six law enforcement officers before being taken into custody on Oct. 26.

Duran, 32, of Roseville has been charged in a complaint with seven counts of attempted murder of a peace officer, seven counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm on a peace officer, residential burglary, two counts of false imprisonment, two counts of making criminal threats, possession of a stolen firearm, and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Duran allegedly shot two law enforcement officers and injured four others in a shootout and standoff in Roseville before being taken into custody in the early morning hours of Oct. 26.

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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