Federal Officer Shot, 2 Local Officers Wounded In Northern California

By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
Dozens of officers were involved in the attempt to capture the suspect in the shootings of three law enforcement officers as night descended in California.

CBS Sacramento

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) A federal immigration officer was shot and two local police officers were wounded Friday during a violent confrontation with a suspect in a Sacramento suburb.

Dozens of officers were involved in the attempt to capture the suspect as night descended. The shooting occurred Friday afternoon in Roseville, a suburb about 20 miles northeast of the state capital.

Roseville police Lt. Cal Walstad told reporters that officers believe they have the suspect surrounded in a house, although he was not in custody. Walstad identified him as Sammy Duran.

Walstad said the federal immigration officer was shot in the leg as he and other officers made initial contact at about 3 p.m. with Duran, a wanted parolee. During a later exchange of gunfire, after Duran fled, two Roseville police officers sustained shrapnel wounds from rounds that hit near them, Walstad said.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Virginia Kice said that agency's officer was stable and alert after being taken to Sutter Roseville Medical Center.

The incident created scenes of panic and chaos in a typically quiet middle class suburb of about 120,000. Walstad described multiple shooting sites as the suspect tried to escape a swarm of descending law enforcement agents, and reporters on the scene described hearing several volleys of gunfire.

Walstad said Duran was believed to be carrying an "assault-type weapon."

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