ROSEVILLE (KRON) – California authorities have surrounded a wanted parolee accused of shooting at federal and local officers, hitting one and wounding three more with shrapnel fragments, police said.
After the initial shooting, suspect Samuel Duran ran and hopped fences in a Roseville neighborhood as members of various law enforcement agencies converged on the scene, police said.
Authorities located him at an otherwise unoccupied house in Roseville, which is 20 miles northeast of Sacramento.
“I know he’s pinned down,” Roseville police Lt. Cal Walstad said.
The city’s official Twitter page asked residents to lock their doors during the manhunt. Officials posted a tweet that said the suspect is armed and dangerous.
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After determining where he was in Roseville, local police and a special agent with Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations unit went there Friday afternoon.
According to Walstad, “once they made contact with him, shots were exchanged.”
A Roseville resident who is about a mile from the scene told KRON 4 that the neighborhood is on lock down. She said her daughter and granddaughter have been instructed by police to stay down.
“They’re dead center of the perimeter,” said Deidre Trudeau. “The bullets are close.”
“They’re safe but it’s very unnerving.”
Trudeau described hearing many rounds of gunfire from an assault-type weapon.
Three Roseville police officers ended up wounded at a third shooting site. One was struck in the jaw, one was hit in the shoulder, and the third wounded by bullet fragments, according to Walstad.
One of the Roseville officers was in serious condition, while the other two were stable, he said. Chief Daniel Hahn added later Friday that none of the injuries to the officers, all of them men and veterans of the department, are considered life-threatening.
People are being asked to stay away from the area of Cirby Way, Riverside Avenue and Vernon Street. The manhunt began around the time families were returning home from picking up their children at school. Those families have not been allowed to enter the perimeter.
The news media have been requested to clear the area due to tactical operations and an active scene.
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