Sammy Duran, Suspect in California Police Shootings, Surrenders After Standoff


A man who barricaded himself in a house following the shooting of four law enforcement offers decided to surrender after a standoff that lasted nearly nine hours.

NBC News reports that at least 10 local and federal law enforcement agencies on Friday had converged on a house where the suspect, Sammy Duran, had barricaded himself after allegedly shooting a Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer in the leg and later exchanging fire with local cops.

Two Roseville, Calif., officers were shot and a third was hit by shrapnel, officials said. One of the officers remained in serious condition early Saturday, but none of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

Duran had been confronted Friday afternoon during what Roseville police described as a gang operation.

Authorities had been searching for Duran for weeks, according to CNN. They traced him to Roseville, and a special agent from Immigration and Customs Enforcement went looking for him with local police on Friday afternoon. The ICE agent's division is responsible for chasing down alleged drug smugglers, gun smugglers and human traffickers, among other criminal suspects operating across U.S. borders.

When officers found Duran, a gunfight broke out, police spokesman Lt. Cal Walstad said.

Duran reportedly took off running and eventually broke into a house. A California SWAT team was on the scene and police had sent a robot into the house to tell Duran to obey police orders before he surrendered.

Sources: CNN, NBC News


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